Tuesday, December 24, 2013
How Enzymes Work
In general, enzymes are what kinds of molecules?
Enzymes are proteins.
Enzymes work by _____.
increasing the potential energy difference between reactant and product
decreasing the potential energy difference between reactant and product
adding a phosphate group to a reactant
adding energy to a reaction
Enzymes work by reducing the energy of activation.
An enzyme _____.
increases the E
of a reaction
is a source of energy for endergonic reactions
can bind to nearly any molecule
is an organic catalyst
is a inorganic catalyst
Enzymes are proteins that behave as catalysts.
What name is given to the reactants in an enzymatically catalyzed reaction?
This is the name given to the reactants in an enzymatically catalyzed reaction.
As a result of its involvement in a reaction, an enzyme _____.
is used up
loses a phosphate group
permanently alters its shape.
Enzymes are not changed as a result of their participation in a reaction.
What is the correct label for "A"?
energy of activation
The energy of activation must be overcome in order for a reaction to proceed.
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