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pH, Acid, Base, Enzyme

pH, Enzyme vocabulary
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Acid
Has a pH less than 7.
Base
pH greater than 7.
Alkaline
Another name for base.
Neutral
pH of 7.
pH
Potential of hydrogen.
pH measures how acidic or basic something is.
Enzyme
A protein that speeds up a reaction.
Examples:
Amylase
Pepsin
Protease
Lactase
Galactase
Lipase
Catalyze
To speed up
Catalyst
Speeds up a chemical reaction. Lowers the activation energy for a chemical reaction.
Ex. Enzymes are catalysts in chemical reactions.
Reactant
Starting material in a chemical reaction.

Ex. Photosynthesis:
C02 + H20 + Sunlight (energy) are reactants in photosynthesis.
Product
End result of a chemical reaction

Ex: Photosynthesis
Oxygen + Glucose are products of photosynthesis.