The capacity to do work
Energy of motion
The potential energy of molecules
Energy absorbing reactions
Energy releasing reactions
Reactions absorbing heat energy
Reactions releasing heat energy
Energy barrier that must be overcome before a chemical reaction can occur
Protein molecule that speeds up chemical reactions in living things by lowering the activation energy
The reactants (beginning chemicals) acted on by an enzyme
Pocket or groove located on the enzyme that fits the substrate
The mechanism by which the substrates bonds are weakened by the enzyme
The breakdown of enzymes by excessive heat or extreme pH
Chemical that interferes with an enzymes activity
Enzyme responsible for breaking down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen
Digestive process involving enzymes
Enzyme contained in saliva and pancreatic juices that breaks down starch
Enzyme contained in pancreatic juices that breaks down lipids into fatty acids and glycerol
Enzyme contained in pancreatic juices that breaks down protein molecules into amino acids
Enzyme found in acidic stomach environment functioning to digest protein molecules
Produced by the liver to mechanically increase the surface area of fat by breaking it into small droplets
The union of the substrate to the active site of the enzyme
Lock and key hypothesis
The idea that enzymes are specifically shaped to fit only one type of substrate
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