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Enzymatic Reactions

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:29 pm
by Mya Majewski 1L
Can someone explain why enzymatic/catalytic reactions are considered zero order?

Re: Enzymatic Reactions

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:52 pm
by JadeSebti1L
A zero order rxn usually occurs when a catalyst or enzyme is saturated by the reactants (substrate).

Re: Enzymatic Reactions

Posted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:40 pm
by Madeline Motamedi 4I
In these situations, it doesn't matter how much the concentration of our reactant increase, the rate will be limited by the k.