Catalase Activity Essays

  • Catalase Activity Experiment

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    Catalase Activity Experiment Aim: to find out if different concentration of hydrogen peroxide release different amounts of oxygen when in contact with catalase enzyme. Risk assessment: Hydrogen peroxide is corrosive and can therefore irritate the skin and damage the eye if it comes into contact with these. To prevent this extra caution must be taken to avoid contact with the skin and goggles should be worn while carrying out the experiments. Other sharp implements such as the scalpel

  • Catalase Activity Experiment

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    Aim: To study the effect of substrate concentration on the activity of the enzyme catalase, which is found in living tissues and cells. In this experiment we will obtain catalase from yeast cells. The substrate will be hydrogen peroxide (H202), which vary concentrations from 1-10%. We will measure the rate of reaction by the volume of oxygen (02) released into the water. Catalase will do this reaction: 2H2O2 2 H2O2 + O2

  • Influence of Temperature on the Activity of Potato Catalase

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    Influence of Temperature on the Activity of Potato Catalase Hypothesis That the higher the temperature the higher the reaction rate of potato catalyse to a point were denaturing occurs in the enzyme and the reaction rate of the potato catalase drops off. Prediction The rate of Catalase activity will be faster at higher temperatures until a point, because at higher temperatures there are more chances of collisions between the enzyme's (Catalase) active site and the substrate (hydrogen

  • The Effect of Temperature on the Activity of the Enzyme Catalase

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    Effect of Temperature on the Activity of the Enzyme Catalase Introduction: The catalase is added to hydrogen peroxide (H²0²), a vigorous reaction occurs and oxygen gas is evolved. This experiment investigates the effect of temperature on the rate at which the enzyme works by measuring the amount of oxygen evolved over a period of time. The experiment was carried out varying the temperature and recording the results. It was then repeated but we removed the catalase (potato) and added Lead

  • Essay On Catalase Activity

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    ABSTRACT Catalase is an enzyme found in both plant and animal tissue. It catalyses the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen. The main aim of the investigation was to find out if temperature has a long term effect on the rate of catalase activity in plant tissue. Plant tissue was left at room temperature, boiled or frozen and then grinded to a paste. It was then centrifuged and supernatant was tested with hydrogen peroxide solution. The calculation r=1/t was used to determine the

  • Catalase Activity Essay

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    The Effect of Varying Environmental Factors on Catalase Activity I. Introduction A. Background Proteins are one of the main building blocks of the body. They are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. Even smaller units create proteins; these are called amino acids. There are twenty different types of amino acids, and all twenty are configured in many different chains and sequences, producing differing protein structures and functions. An enzyme is

  • Enzyme Activity in the Catalase

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    The purpose of this experiment was to see if there would be enzyme activity that is in catalase, which is found in potatoes. How my partner and me did the experiment was very simple, we put the filter paper filled with catalase concentration in to five sets of hydrogen peroxide. We found that the more concentration of hydrogen peroxide there was the faster it would take for the filter paper to reach the top, and the lower to no concentration level of hydrogen peroxide was the slower it would go to

  • The Effect Of Substrate Concentration On The Activity Of The Enzyme Catalase

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    The Effect Of Substrate Concentration On The Activity Of The Enzyme Catalase A Level Biology Project Aims This is an experiment to examine how the concentration of the substrate hydrogen peroxide affects the rate of reaction of the enzyme catalase. Introduction This is a real A-level school project and as such is intended for educational or research purposes only. Extracts of this project must not be included in any projects that you submit for marking. Doing this could lead to being

  • Enzyme Formal Lab Report

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    properties and functions of enzymes during chemical reactions can help analyze the activity of the specific enzyme catalase, which can be found in bovine liver and yeast. Our hypothesis regarding enzyme activity is that the aspects of biology and environmental factors contribute to the different enzyme activities between bovine liver and yeast. The purpose of this study is to analyze the activity of the enzyme, catalase, through our understanding

  • Pinto Beans Essay

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    Catalase is a common enzyme that is produced in all living organisms. All living organisms are made up of cells and within the cells, enzymes function to increase the rate of chemical reactions. Enzymes function to create the same reactions using a lower amount of energy. The reactions of catalase play an important role to life, for example, it breaks down hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. Our group developed an experiment to test the rate of reaction of catalase in whole carrots and pinto

  • Lab Report Using a Chemical Titration to Measure Rate of Conversion of Hydrogen Peroxide to Water and Oxygen

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    then calculate the rate of conversion of hydrogen peroxide (HO) to water and oxygen using the enzyme catalase. Objectives: Before doing this exercise, you should understand: Ø the general functions and activities of enzymes Ø the relationship between the structure and function of enzymes Ø the concept of initial reaction rates of enzymes Ø how the concept of free energy relates to enzyme activity Ø that changes in temperature, pH, enzyme concentration, and substrate concentration can affect the

  • Potato Catalase Lab Report

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    Temperature for Potato Catalase Introduction In this experiment. the optimal temperature of catalase in potatoes will be determined using its substrate hydrogen peroxide solution. The reaction of catalase in hydrogen peroxide solution will change depends on the temperature of the hydrogen peroxide solution. If the reaction time of catalase is related to the temperature of its substrate, when the temperature of hydrogen peroxide reaches to 35-40˚C, the reaction of the catalase will be the fastest which

  • Essay On Catalase

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    communicate with each other by keeping the life and death of the cell under control. What is the substrate of catalase? A substrate is a substance in which an enzyme reacts. A catalase is an enzyme that destroys harmful substances inside your body. Hydrogen peroxide (H_2 O_2) is produced in the body because of the reactive nature of oxygen. Oxygen atoms that are lost can be used to produce this. Catalase converts H_2 O_2 into the water and oxygen gas, thus, protects the DNA. Describe three safety factors

  • The Use Of Enzymes

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    To investigate the amount of oxygen foam (cm) produced by the enzyme catalase when it breaks down hydrogen peroxide in the animal (liver, milk, honey) and plant cells(potato, purple cabbage) into oxygen and water Motivation: The reason I chose this topic was because I wanted to find out what enzymes are used for, to what extent they are used in our bodies and, how vast are their applications in food industries. Enzymes have been used in research, mainly because of their ability to facilitate reactions

  • Essay On Effect Of Temperature On Catalase

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    60°C) affect the production of oxygen (cm3) from cow hepatic (the enzyme catalase) when placed in boiling tube with 10 ml of 3% hydrogen peroxide for 1 minute? Background Knowledge: Enzymes are biology catalysts which speed up the rate of a reaction (BBC News). Catalase is an enzyme which is found in one’s body and can destroy any harmful substances. Without catalase, many toxic materials could attack and mutate DNA. Catalase is located in the hepatic and when mixed with hydrogen peroxide, it breaks

  • Catalase: An Introduction To Hydrogen Peroxide

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    toxic to cells in high levels due to how readily it transforms to a hydroxyl radical, OH- (5). Catalase is an enzyme whose job is to break down hydrogen peroxide, so it does not convert to the hydroxyl radical. When hydrogen peroxide is present in the cell, catalase catalyzes a reaction that transforms hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen gas. This reaction causes bubbles to form (4). Without catalase, hydrogen peroxide can kill the

  • Catalase Lab

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    will the enzyme catalase in the potato sample catalyze hydrogen peroxide most effectively? 2. Will the amount of hydrogen peroxide in relation to the amount of potato sample affect my results? 3. Will crushing the potato sample lead to different results, than if a whole potato is used? 4. What is the optimum pH for the enzyme catalase? 5. Will the enzyme catalase actually catalyze hydrogen peroxide in an alkaline medium? 6. Hypothesis I predict that the enzyme activity of catalase on hydrogen peroxide

  • Enzyme Activity Lab Report

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    Enzyme Activity Lab Introduction By: Ashwin Bindra Enzymes are necessary for life to exist the way it does. Enzymes help our bodies carry out chemical reactions at the correct speed. Catalase is one such enzyme, “Catalase is a common enzyme found in nearly all living organisms exposed to oxygen (such as bacteria, plants, and animals). It catalyzes the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide to water and oxygen”.\(Wikipedia). In other words catalase speeds up the breaking down of hydrogen peroxide, which

  • Effect of different size beads on the activity of immobilised catalyse

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    Effect of different size beads on the activity of immobilised catalyse Aim: To find out how varying the size of beads containing yeast varies the rate of activity of catalase in a fermentation reaction of hydrogen peroxide with immobilised enzymes. A catalyst is a substance that speeds up the rate of a chemical reaction, without itself being used up in the process however it maybe affected physically i.e. degradation of the surface of the catalyst. Catalysts work by reducing the activation

  • Lab Report Enzyme Activity

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    Results Enzyme activity experiment for this lab shows that in the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide with the enzyme catalase, the whole banana reaction produced 6.8 mL of oxygen while the diced banana produced 8.0 mL of oxygen gas (see table 1.0). The increase in the amount of oxygen produced when the diced banana reacted was because of the increase in the surface area of the diced banana which increased the rate of catalyzing the reaction with the hydrogen peroxide. The second experiment was on