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Factors That Affect The Rate Of An Enzyme Reaction.

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´╗┐Factors That Affect The Rate Of An Enzyme Reaction. Introduction I am going to carry out an experiment to find out what affects the reaction of an enzyme. The enzyme that I am using is catalase from a piece of liver, and I will be reacting it with hydrogen peroxide. This reaction is extremely important, as hydrogen peroxide (which is extremely dangerous) ...read more.

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They are also known as catalysts. The enzyme I?m using, catalase, is found in the cells of all living things. Catalase helps speed up the breakdown on hydrogen peroxide into water. There are three main types of enzyme. They are oxidising, reducing and hydrolytic. Catalase is a hydrolytic enzyme, meaning that it breaks down a substance into simpler compounds, which in this case is hydrogen peroxide into oxygen and water. ...read more.

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This is because it is quite straight forward. I will use four pieces of liver, and weigh them so their weigh increases by 0.5 each time. To receive a more accurate result, I will repeat each weight twice to gain an average. Apparatus For this experiment I will need the following pieces of apparatus: * Hydrogen Peroxide (0.1M) * Liver (4 different weights 0.5g, 1g, 1.5g, 2g) * Water basin * Stop Clock * 2 small measuring cylinders * Conical Flask * Side arm The apparatus will be set up as illustrated: ...read more.

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