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Ardo 2K
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15.81

Postby Ardo 2K » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:59 pm

Can someone please show me how to approach problem 15.81 from the book. How are we suppose to account for the loss of the unreacted substrate from the active site?

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Re: 15.81

Postby ZoeHahn1J » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:32 pm

We are given that:
K = 326
the attachment/loss of substrate to or from enzyme is 2nd order
k of attachment = 7.4 x 10^7 L/(mol*s)
and instructed to find the rate constant of the loss of substrate from the enzyme. Recall that K = k/k', if k is the rate constant of the forwards rxn (in this case, the attachment) and k' is the rate constant of the backwards rxn (in this case, the disattachment of substrate from the enzyme). Note: I am not sure if K = k/k' is on the constants/equations sheet, so you may have to remember/derive? this for the final if we get a question like this one. Using this relationship, it should be straightforward to find k'.
Hope this is helpful!


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