Enzymatic Reactions

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Mya Majewski 1L
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Enzymatic Reactions

Postby Mya Majewski 1L » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:29 pm

Can someone explain why enzymatic/catalytic reactions are considered zero order?

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Re: Enzymatic Reactions

Postby JadeSebti1L » Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:52 pm

A zero order rxn usually occurs when a catalyst or enzyme is saturated by the reactants (substrate).

Madeline Motamedi 4I
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Re: Enzymatic Reactions

Postby Madeline Motamedi 4I » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:40 pm

In these situations, it doesn't matter how much the concentration of our reactant increase, the rate will be limited by the k.

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