Catalysts vs. Enzymes

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Tiffany Wu 1K
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Catalysts vs. Enzymes

Postby Tiffany Wu 1K » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:56 am

In the course reader it says, "Catalysts and enzymes lower free energy of transition states and increase k."

What's the difference between a catalyst and an enzyme?

Alex Chen 1B
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Re: Catalysts vs. Enzymes

Postby Alex Chen 1B » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:09 am

Enzymes are just biological catalysts that catalyze biochemical reactions. So all enzymes are catalysts, but not all catalysts are enzymes.

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