## Kinetics and Enzymes

$V_{0} = \frac{V_{max}[S]}{K_{M} + [S]}; K_{M} = \frac{[E][S]}{[ES]}$

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Glendy Gonzalez 1A
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### Kinetics and Enzymes

What role do enzymes play in kinetics?

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### Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

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

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### Re: Kinetics and Enzymes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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