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Enzyme Set 1
Terms in this set (20)
A type of protein that speeds up a chemical reaction in a living thing. A "biological catalyst".
Increasing the rate of an action.
the process by which one or more substances change to produce one or more different substances
All of the chemical reactions that occur within an organism
Breaking down complex molecules by the chemical addition of water
A chemical reaction in which two molecules are bonded together with the removal of a water molecule.
The breaking down of substances
A single compound that can join together to form polymers
A long molecule consisting of many similar or identical monomers linked together.
The location within an enzyme where the chemical reaction occurs.
The reactant on which an enzyme works.
A substance produced in a chemical reaction
"lock and key" model
The model of the enzyme that shows the substrate fitting perfectly into the active site
A measure of how hot or cold something is. This will affect how the rate of enzyme activity.
A measure of how acidic or basic a liquid is. This will affect how the rate of enzyme activity.
Concentration of Substance
the amount of a substance in a given volume
An analogy to speed
a change in shape that stops a protein from functioning.
Best or most favorable, optimum
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