Catalysis Essays

  • The Human Body: General Acid-Base Catalysis

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    of a reaction is known as general acid-base catalysis. This mechanism lowers the activation energy, transfers a proton as a donor or acceptor, and is one of the most common biochemical reactions in the human body.

  • Serine Protease Lab Report

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    complete catalysis by releasing the second half of the product and regenerating the free enzyme. A comparison of the two hydrolytic mechanisms used for proteolysis. enzyme is shown in black, substrate protein in red and water in blue.The top panel shows 1-step hydrolysis where the enzyme uses an acid to polarise water which then hydrolyses the substrate. The bottom panel shows 2-step hydrolysis where a residue within the

  • Enzymes Lab Report

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    are specially designed and synthesized molecules with the attributes of enzyme that advocates catalysis by mimicking the active site of enzyme. The main approach in the design of these engineered mimickers is understanding the concept of binding/proximity effect i.e., the binding of substrate to the active site of enzyme which results in catalysis due to proximity effect. Therefore the “mechanism of catalysis” can be recreated by using small molecules (such as few amino acids, proteins) that can possibly

  • Enzyme Catalyzed Reaction Lab

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    rxns. DON’T REPEAT RESULTS Literature Cited: Cooper, Geoffrey M. "The Central Role of Enzymes as Biological Catalysts." The Central Role of Enzymes as Biological Catalysts. U.S. National Library of Medicine, 2000. Web. 21 Sept. 2015. "Two Enzyme Catalysis." Article. n.d.: 19-21. Reece, Jane B., Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, and Robert B. Jackson. "Concept 8.4." Campbell Biology AP*. 9th ed., 2005. N.p.: Pearson, n.d.

  • Enzyme Literature Review

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    What is an enzyme? Enzymes are macromolecular biological catalysts. Enzymes speed up chemical reactions. Substrates are molecules that enzymes could act upon and the enzyme converts the substrates into different molecules known as products. Enzyme catalysis is needed in almost all metabolic processes in order to happen in rates/ways that are fast enough to sustain life. (wikipedia. 2018. enzyme. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 1 March 2018].) The biological processes

  • Enzymes: The Biological Synthesis Of Protein

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    Enzymes are homogeneous biological catalyst that work by lowering the activation of a reaction pathway or providing a new pathway with a low activation energy. Enzymes are special biological polymers that contain an active site, which is responsible for binding the substrates, the reactants, and processing them into products. As is true of any catalyst, the active site returns to its original state after the products are released. Many enzymes consist primarily of proteins, some featuring organic

  • Horseradish Peroxidase Lab Report

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    ABSTRACT To catalyze a reaction, an enzyme will grab on (bind) to one or more reactant molecules. In this experiment we examined how increasing the volume of the extract added to the reaction would affect the rate of the reaction. The enzyme used was horseradish peroxidase which helps catalyze hydrogen peroxide. Using different pH levels, the absorbance rate of the reaction was measured to see at which condition the enzyme worked best. The rates of absorption were calculated using a spectrophotometer

  • Enzyme Reaction Lab Report

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    KINETICS OF MULTISUBSTRATE REACTIONS Introduction Enzyme kinetics is the study of rate of biochemical reactions that are catalyzed by enzymes. In enzyme kinetics, the reaction rate is measured and the their effect is measured or investigated. Studying an enzyme kinetics in this way we can check the catalytic activity of enzyme, its major role in metabolism, and how its activity is determined. Enzymes are protein in nature and binds to substrates. These substrate molecules bind to active site of

  • Catalytic Fracking Research Paper

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    Catalysts Catalysts are substances that speed up chemical reactions but do not get used up so they can be used over and over again. Reactions that take place in the presence of catalysts are called catalytic reaction or catalysis. Catalysts are used in many industries. Some catalysts work by providing a surface for the particles to come together. They decrease their activation energy, which means that particles can now collide with less energy resulting in more effective collisions. (Book- GCSE

  • Enzyme Assay Lab Report

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    might become inactive and denatured. Changes in pH may not only affect the shape of an enzyme but it may also change the shape or charge properties of the substrate so that either the substrate cannot bind to the active site or it cannot undergo catalysis. Several factors are influenced directly by the pH in which the reaction takes place. Extremely high or low pH values generally result in complete loss of activity for most enzymes. Increased acidity or alkalinity decreases the ability of the substrates

  • Effect Of Enzyme Concentration On Enzyme Reaction

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    very long time. Heat can increase the rate of reaction by allowing reactants to attain the transition state more often, but wouldn’t work well in biological systems. High temperatures denature proteins and will kill them, so instead organisms use catalysis to speed up the reactions. The way an enzyme catalyzes a reaction is by lowering the E_A barrier to enable the reactant molecules to absorb energy to react the transition state even at moderate temperatures. Enzymes can’t make endergonic reactions

  • The Role Of Enzymes In Living Organisms

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    substances called catalysts. A catalyst is a substance which increases the rate of the chemical reaction without being affected and as a result they can be recovered – being chemically unchanged at the end of the reaction. This process is known as catalysis. Enzymes are described as any part of a group of complex proteins or conjugated proteins that are produced by living cells and act as biological catalysts in specific chemical reactions. Enzymes are one the most powerful catalysts and play an important

  • The Importance Of Enzyme Kinetics

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    • Enzyme Kinetics Enzyme kinetics Introduction It is the study of those reactions that are moderated by enzymes. In enzyme kinetics, the rate of reaction is measured and the effects of different conditions of the reaction are found out. Enzymes are protein in nature that moderate other molecules — the enzymes ' molecules . These target molecules bind to an enzyme 's activity site and are transformed into completed products through a series of steps known as enzymatic mechanism. These mechanisms

  • Catalase Experiment

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    What is the effect of temperature on oxygen gas production in a Bos taurus liver catalase reaction, with substrate hydrogen peroxide, measured by a gas pressure sensor? Biological catalysts called enzymes are made by living cells and increase biochemical reactions that take place. Enzymes are globular proteins having a multiplex 3-dimensional structure, can increase the rate of chemical reactions without themselves being changed. Enzymes transform substrates into a product. Enzymes have a region

  • Beetroot Lab Report

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    The effect of temperature on Membranes (Beetroot Lab) The aim of this lab was to determine the stress that various temperatures have on biological membranes. This was done through experimenting with beetroots and looking to see whether various temperatures affected the color in which beetroots changed/turned into. Raw Data Table 1: How various temperature of water affects the rate of light of absorbance Temperature of water (+/-0.5 °C) Absorbance value of beetroot in various temperatures (+/-0

  • Protein Supplements Vs Starch Essay

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    Proteins have an important role in the body and must be ingested on a regular basis. They provide the body with the capacity to repair skeletal muscle tissue and to synthesize hormones and enzymes among other activities. In this experiment, we wanted to determine the organic molecules found in each brand of protein supplements and the amount of starch present. A protein supplement should contain amino acids and proteins; however, some supplements contain other molecules that are used as fillers

  • Redox Reaction Lab Report

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    Introduction: Enzymes are proteins that function as catalysts, meaning that they increase the speed of a reaction without being changed themselves. The enzyme has two main jobs in a reaction that cause the reaction to increase. The first job is to bring substrates (the substances that the enzyme will be reacting on that bind to the active site in the beginning a reaction) together in an orderly fashion so that they can interact during the reaction. It’s second job is to decrease the energy needed

  • B-Galactosidase Lab Report

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    1.1 Abstract The purpose of quantitative analysis of protein using a spectrophotometer is to measure the concentration of proteins in a given sample. The experiment is conducted by laboratory method (Biuret Test) and using spectrophotometer to analyze the absorbance of reactants at 540 nm, hence determining the concentration of the proteins in a given sample. The purpose of stopped enzyme assay to study B-galactosidase is to determine the effect of temperature and concentrations of substrate on

  • Enzyme Experiment: The Temperature Of The Enzyme Experiment

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    Catalyse Enzyme Experiment. Enzymes are biological catalysts. They speed up chemical reactions which go on inside living things. Without them reactions would be so slow that life would grind to halt. These are examples that can decomposition of the hydrogen peroxide. The temperature of the liver The surface area of the liver The Ph. of the hydrogen peroxide The concentration of the enzymes The variables I am going to look at are, different Temperatures in hot water baths, and one with an ice

  • Catalase Activity

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    Effect of substrate concentration on enzyme activity Exploration: Introduction: Catalase is an enzyme normally found in many plant and animal tissues. Its purpose is to destroy toxic substances like hydrogen peroxide which is a byproduct in many cellular reactions. In this lab, we will use a catalase solution from yeast and determine the effect of substrate concentration on the action of this enzyme. The substrate of the enzyme will be different concentrations of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). Catalase