Kinetics and Enzymes


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Glendy Gonzalez 1A
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Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby Glendy Gonzalez 1A » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:22 pm

What role do enzymes play in kinetics?

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Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby Jasmine Wu 1L » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:24 pm

Enzymes are "living" catalysts, and catalysts can increase the rate of a reaction.

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Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby Jessica Patzlaff 1A » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:26 pm

From what I have learned in biology, enzymes act as catalysts for biological reactions, which serve to lower the activation energy needed to drive a reaction forward and stabilize the transition state.

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Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby lindsay lathrop 2C » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:36 pm

Chemical Kinetics is the study of the rate and process in which the reaction takes place, therefore as enzymes are biological catalysts that will speed up reactions, understanding how they affect reactions is important to understanding kinetics. They will speed up reactions when they are activated by specific substrates through the induced-fit mechanism.

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Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby Diane Bui 2J » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:59 pm

Enzymes affect the rate of reaction because they create a different reaction pathway with a lower activation energy, allowing the reaction to speed up.

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Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby Akash_Kapoor_1L » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:28 pm

Would we need to know calculations related specifically to enzymes for the final or will we only need to know conceptual material?

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Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby Nisarg Shah 1C » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:46 pm

I think we would need to know how enzymes can decrease the activation energy of a reaction. Therefore, if we were asked to find how the rate of the reaction, k, changes with or without the enzyme, we should be able to calculate it.

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Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

Postby Michael Downs 1L » Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:58 pm

How do enzymes decrease the activation energy and how do we calculate that?


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