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  • Essay On Salivary Amylase

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    substrate, to produce products. Amylase is an enzyme present in saliva that causes starch to break down into smaller sugars, such as maltose, by hydrolysis. Amylase digests starch by catalyzing hydrolysis, which

  • The Effect of pH on the Activity of the Enzyme Amylase

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    The Effect of pH on the Activity of the Enzyme Amylase Aim :- To find the effect of pH on the activity of the enzyme amylase. An enzyme is a type of protein found in all living cells. Enzymes act as biological catalysts, breaking down substrates without needing a high temperature, allowing all the chemical reactions of metabolism to take place, regulating the speed at which they progress, lowering the activation energy and providing a means of controlling individual biochemical pathways

  • How Temperature Affects Enzyme Reactions

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    temperature affects the rate of which enzyme reacts. The enzyme I will be using will be amylase. Amylase is an enzyme that breaks down starch so we will test at what temperature the amylase will break down the starch at the quickest time, therefore looking for the enzymes’ optimum temperature, at a temperature lower than the unknown optimum the amylase will work slower meaning more time taken to break down slower, how ever if heated too much, unlike in other reaction were heat usually speeds

  • Chemical Digestion: The Origination Of The Digestive Process

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    down by pancreatic amylase digesting the starches breaking them down into disaccharides, lactose, sucrose, and maltose. These are further broken down into monosaccharides, lactose to glucose and galactose. Sucrase to broken down to glucose and fructose. Maltase breaks down to maltose to form two molecules of glucose. The protein in the turkey and cheese is broken down by Trypsin and polypeptides to dipeptides. A chemical reaction in body dilapidated

  • The Effect of the Concentration Amylase on the Rate of Breakdown of Starch

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    Concentration Amylase on the Rate of Breakdown of Starch Investigation: To find the effect of the concentration amylase on the rate of breakdown of starch. Prediction The lower the concentration of amylase, the slower the breakdown of starch will be. If you double the amount of amylase, the breakdown of starch will be quicker because there are twice as many active sites. I expect to see a graph like: [IMAGE] Rate of Breakdown [IMAGE] Concentration of amylase Research

  • The Influence of the Concentration of Amylase on Rate of Reaction

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    The Influence of the concentration of Amylase on rate of reaction Introduction Many of the reactions that take place in the human body precede much to slowly to happen without any help. In order for these necessary reactions to take place such as digestion and cell respiration an aid called an enzyme is needed (Cite). An enzyme is a protein, made up from chains of amino acids, that acts as a catalyst, facilitating a speedier reaction (Cite). The alignment of the amino acid chains contributes

  • The Industrial Application of Enzymes

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    The Industrial Application of Enzymes Enzymes are naturally occurring biological molecules found in all living organisms, plant, animal and microorganisms such as bacteria. All enzymes are proteins and, as with all proteins, are made up of a chain or polymer of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. This chain coils to form a specific three-dimensional globular shape, which, typically, means an enzyme will only work with one specific substrate. The purpose of an enzyme is to lower the

  • Commercial Uses of Enzymes

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    active site of the enzyme the enzyme is free to combine with another free substrate molecule as long as it will fit into the active site of the enzyme as each enzyme has a specific active site which results in enzymes being specific in what they break down. The following equation represents the reaction occurring between an enzyme and a substrate: ENZYME + SUBSTRATE à ENZYME – SUBSTRATE complex à ENZYME + PRODUCTS [IMAGE] Proteases --------- Proteases hydrolyse peptide bonds

  • Amylase's Enzyme Interaction

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    We used Amylase in the stock solution to measure the absorbency of the solution to observe the catalytic effect of the enzyme on the reaction. This was our control group. We decided to change the pH level of the solution as our changed environmental factor to test

  • Investigating How the Rate of a Reaction Involving Amylase Differs as the Temperature Changes

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    Investigating How the Rate of a Reaction Involving Amylase Differs as the Temperature Changes Planning: Our aim is to observe what effect varying the temperature will have on the rate of a reaction involving an enzyme. I predict that as the temperature increases, from 5oC, the rate of a reaction will increase till it reaches the optimum rate of reaction. After this the rate of reaction will decrease. This is due to the structural format of the enzyme. An enzyme is a globular protein