Enzyme Activity Essays

  • The Effect of pH on Enzyme Activity

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    The Effect of pH on Enzyme Activity pH is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. The higher the hydrogen ion concentration, the lower the pH. Most enzymes function efficiently over a narrow pH range. A change in pH above or below this range reduces the rate of enzyme reaction considerably. Changes in pH lead to the breaking of the ionic bonds that hold the tertiary structure of the enzyme in place. The enzyme begins to lose its functional shape, particularly the

  • 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

  • Investigating the Activity of an Enzyme

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    Investigating the Activity of an Enzyme Sucrose using the enzyme sucrase (invertase) can be broken down into Glucose and Fructose. The aim of this experiment was to find about the activity of enzymes through measuring the micromoles of sucrase expressed whilst the following reaction occurs:- SUCRASE [IMAGE]SUCROSE GLUCOSE + FRUCTOSE C12H2201 H20 C6H12O6 C6H12O6 The progress of this reaction was monitored using Dinitrosaylic Acid (DNS) as the reagent reacts with the

  • The Effect Of Temperature On Enzyme Activity

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    The Effect of Temperature on Enzyme Activity Experiment: To investigate the effect of temperature on enzyme activity. The enzyme used will be catalyse. The enzyme catalyse: The enzyme catalyse is a biological enzyme. It is used to break down Hydrogen Peroxide, which is harmful. The reaction that occurs is: [IMAGE] Hydrogen peroxide Water + Oxygen The activity of the enzyme catalyse can therefore be measured by the amount of oxygen (in the form

  • Investigating a Factor that Affects Enzyme Activity

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    that Affects Enzyme Activity Planning -------- Aim --- To investigate a factor which will affect the activity of catalase, whilst keeping all variables constant. Possible Independent Variables ------------------------------ Here are a number of possible independent variables that could be changed in the experiment: Independent variable Continuous/Discontinuous Easy to measure? Volume of substrate used Continuous Yes Type of enzyme Discontinuous

  • 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

  • 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

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

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    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. Enzymes owe

  • The Effects of Enzyme Concentration on the Activity of Amylase

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    The Effects of Enzyme Concentration on the Activity of Amylase To investigate the effect of Amylase concentration on its activity. the relative activity of Amylase is found by noting the time taken for the starch substrate to be broken down, that is, when it is no longer gives a blue-black colour when tested with iodine solution. This time is referred to as the achromatic point. Equipment: v Amylase solution 0.1% v Starch Solution 1.0% v Distilled water v Iodine in potassium

  • Effect of Substrate Concentration on Enzyme Activity

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    Background An enzyme is a biological catalyst which speeds up biochemical reactions, such as digestion and respiration, but they remained unchanged at the end of the process (Walpole, Merson-Davies, and Dann 53). Problem Question What is the effect of the substrate concentration on enzyme activity? Hypothesis As the concentration of the substrate increases, the rate of reaction also increases until it reaches its maximum point where all enzyme molecules are already active due to the solution becomes

  • Factors Affecting the Rate of Enzyme activity

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    Enzymes are efficient proteins which play a part in cellular metabolic processes. Enzymes have the ability to improve the rate of reactions among living organisms. (Phillips, 2009) Although they work as a part of the reaction, they do not go through lasting alterations and therefore remain unchanged by the end of the reaction. They can only alter the rate of reaction. (Royal Society of Chemistry) Enzyme activity was first studied in a test tube in 1833 by Payen and Persoz. Temperature, pH, enzyme

  • Investigation of Whether Temperature Affects Enzyme Activity

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    Assessment for DCP and CE Determining if temperature affects enzyme activity This investigation is using a range of temperature in order to find weather or not Temperature affects enzyme activity. I will: 1. Observe the effects of different temperatures on enzyme activity 2. Infer the relationship between the two 3. Use a line graph to display data and draw a conclusion Research Question How does temperature affect enzymes activity? Variables Independent Variable: Temperature Dependent

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

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    The 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

  • 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

  • Methods Of Enzyme Activity Of Sweet Potato And Carrot

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    Enzyme activity rates differ depending upon the type and concentration of extracts and distilled water. Previous experiments have shown that starches in greater concentrations have high enzyme activity. With that, it can be hypothesized that sweet potatoes have a higher enzyme activity level than that of carrots. Materials and Methods Three different sweet potato and carrot samples were finely diced up separately, using a scalpel. Upon cutting them into smaller pieces, they were measured into 50

  • The rate of reaction of Succinate dehydrogenase

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    dehydrogenase Introduction: Enzymes are protein molecules that function as biological catalysts that can help break larger molecules into smaller molecules while remaining unchanged themselves. They speed up the chemical reactions by lowering the energy of activation barrier, are specific to one molecule. The enzyme’s specificity arises from its active site, an area with a shape corresponding to the molecule with which it reacts (the substrate). The shape of the enzyme where the chemical binds only

  • Investigation of How the Concentration of Catalase Enzyme Affects the Rate of Reaction

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    Concentration of Catalase Enzyme Affects the Rate of Reaction Aim: To find out how the concentration of Catalase Enzyme will affect the enzyme activity and the rate of reaction towards Hydrogen Peroxide. (H O ) Prediction: I predict that with the higher concentration of enzyme, the likelihood of it breaking down molecules will be greater because there will be more enzymes to work at the substrate and the chances of it colliding will be higher making the activity time quicker. Equipment:

  • The Importance Of Enzymes

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    Enzymes are protein molecules that are made by organisms to catalyze reactions. Typically, enzymes speeds up the rate of the reaction within cells. Enzymes are primarily important to living organisms because it helps with metabolism and the digestive system. For example, enzymes can break larger molecules into smaller molecules to help the body absorb the smaller pieces faster. In addition, some enzyme molecules bind molecules together. However, the initial purpose of the enzyme is to speed up reactions

  • Enzyme Catalyzed Reaction Lab Report

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    In this lab, it was determined how the rate of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction is affected by physical factors such as enzyme concentration, temperature, and substrate concentration affect. The question of what factors influence enzyme activity can be answered by the results of peroxidase activity and its relation to temperature and whether or not hydroxylamine causes a reaction change with enzyme activity. An enzyme is a protein produced by a living organism that serves as a biological catalyst. A

  • Free Energy Research Paper

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    how it applies to chemical reactions. Explain how an enzyme affects the energy of a reaction, but not the free energy. Free energy is the available energy in the substance to do the chemical work that’s part of chemical reactions. Enzymes work by decreasing the activation energy. The free energy of the product is the same as it if it was without the enzyme therefore it does not affect the free energy of the reaction. What happens to an enzyme after it has catalyzed a reaction? They can refresh,