Enzyme Reaction Lab

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a. In this experiment, the deterioration of hydrogen peroxide was examined by the enzyme catalysis which was yeast. The enzyme catalase was placed in 4 different test tubes that contain different factors that would determine if the factors affected the enzyme reaction. To demonstrate the effects of temperature on the change of the enzyme reaction, 2ml of yeast solution was placed into a test tube that contained 1ml of 1% hydrogen peroxide. . Due to the test tube not being heated up the reaction between the catalase and the hydrogen peroxide was slower than expected. If the test tube were to be heated than the enzyme activity would change the molecular conformation of the enzyme. This would cause the enzyme to change its shape and it would no longer function properly which is called denaturation. Another test tube was used to test if the yeast solution with a pH 13 (very basic solution) would react with 1% of hydrogen peroxide. As the hydrogen peroxide was added to the test tube first and measured until a steady temperature was recorded, then the yeast solution was added. Based on the data table and graph of Figure 4, it can be concluded that there was a slight reaction that occurred after 40…show more content…
From each of the experiments\, a data table and graph was presented to show the results of what was obtained, although there were some errors that occurred during some experiments, which will be discussed. The information that was collected through this experiment is very useful for the future. Through this experiment it was concluded that enzymes must have certain environmental conditions that have to be present in order for them to function properly. Using this knowledge, this experiment can be successfully performed in the future by making sure that the environmental conditions that are available are optimum for the enzyme that is being

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