- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access for just £4.99 per month
Find out how the temperature affects the action of amylase on starch.
The first 200 words of this essay...
INVESTIGATING THE EFFECT OF TEMPRATURE ON THE ACTION OF AMYLASE ON STARCH
AIM: I am trying to find out how the temperature affects the action of amylase on starch.
Enzymes are composed of amino acids, they act as catalysts to regulate the speed of chemical reactions in living organisms. Hydrolytic enzymes speed up reactions; amylase is one of these. Enzymes regulate the speed of chemical reactions by building up or breaking down substances, this is done by the 'lock and key' sequence. All enzymes have their own specific shape- like all locks, like a lock it has a specific 'key' that fits into the specific substance, that is exclusive to its appropriate enzyme. Enzymes have an optimum temperature and pH to work in, when the temperature is too high for an enzyme it will become deformed and will cease to function, but if temperature is too low it will function but at a low rate to a point where again it will cease to function; until the heat has been regained.
Starch is a carbohydrate made up of a chain of glucose. Starch is an insoluble, complex molecule and is titled a
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £4.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
Molecules & Cells (view all)
- To investigate how temperature affects the concentration of ...
- Cellular Structure amd Function
- Regulation of Glycolysis.
- Investigation of respiration in yeast, to show the effect of...
- Investigating the Effect of Temperature on Enzyme Activity
- How organelles work together
- Modern solutions for Mesothelioma An Issue report
- Describe how the Organelles in the Beta Cells Work Together ...
- Vaccination and the components of the immune system
- Research project. Type 1 diabetes, is there a solution?
""Zoia, London. GCSE Student. 'English, Science, RE, Geography, History.'
""Natalie. Criminology, Politics, Psychology and Economics. University Student.