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1 Enzymes and Chemical Reactions

2 Chemical reactions are taking place all the time.
Chemical reactions change substances into different ones by breaking and forming chemical bonds

3 6CO2 +6H2O+light energyC6H12O6 + 6O2
Reactants are the starting materials The newly formed substances are called products, which are in general different from the reactants. Reactants on the left Products on right. For example: 6CO2 +6H2O+light energyC6H12O6 + 6O2 Products Reactants

4 The key to starting a chemical reaction is energy.
Activation energy is the minimum amount of energy needed for reactants to form products in a chemical reaction.

5 Sometimes, the energy required for a reaction to take place is too high.
The reaction can’t take place unless additional substances are present to reduce the activation energy. This substance are known as Enzyme, which serve as catalysts

6 A catalyst lowers activation energy
Catalysts are substances that speed up chemical reactions - decrease activation energy Enzymes are catalysts Most reactions would occur too slowly without the help of enzymes, which speed up chemical reactions

7 Characteristics of Enzymes
Enzymes are proteins 2. Enzymes are reusable! 3. Enzymes denature in high temperatures * denature = destroyed, broken apart, digested * denaturation is not reversible All enzymes end with ‘ase’. Ex) Lactase breaks down Lactose (milk sugar)

8 The lock-and-key model helps illustrate how enzymes function
Enzymes are SPECIFIC (they break down only one thing) *They will only FIT with certain substrates* substrates brought together Attach to the active site - bonds in substrates are made or broken - product is released Substrates bind to an enzyme at certain places called active sites. The enzyme brings substrates together and weakens their bonds. The catalyzed reaction forms a product that is released from the enzyme.


10 ‘Lock and Key Model’ – says there is a perfect fit between active site and substrate

11 VOCABULARY Enzymes – biological catalyst or special protein that speeds up a chemical reaction Catalyst – substance that speeds up a chemical reaction) Substrate – material that binds to the enzyme Active Site- Location on the enzyme where the substrate binds

12 Parts of Enzyme Works Reactant Enzyme-Substrate Complex Products
Active site Unchanged enzyme

13 How an enzyme affects a chemical reation

14 How do enzyme speed up reactions?
Enzymes lower the activation energy

15 Factors that affect Enzyme activity

16 1. What is this graph showing?
temperature and enzyme activity 2. What is the independent variable? temperature 3. What is the optimum temperature for the enzyme? 40°C 4. At what temperature is the enzyme completely denatured? 62°C

17 If you did not complete lab. Do that FIRST!
Enzyme worksheet Pg and 4 Pg : 1,2,4,7,14-23

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