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Amylase is an enzyme. The body uses it to hydrolyse starch into simple sugars that are absorbed quicker and easier.

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Introduction

AMYLASE COURSE WORK Introduction Amylase is an enzyme. The body uses it to hydrolyse starch into simple sugars that are absorbed quicker and easier. We will use three different concentrations of starch with a small amount of amylase and heat it to different temperatures to see which temperature breaks down the starch faster. Prediction I predict that the hotter you heat the starch with amylase the quicker it will react. ...read more.

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Fair test To make this experiment a fair test I must write down the results accurately, set up the equipment properly, I must repeat it 3 times and work out the average for the results properly. Apparatus For this experiment I will need a small beaker, three small test tubes, three concentrations of starch (1%, 5%, 10%), amylase, Bunsen burner and a water bath. ...read more.

Conclusion

6) Repeat experiment three times with the same measurements. CONCLUSION As you can see on my graph the lower the temperature is the longer it takes for the amylase to work, where as if the temperature is higher than 40 degrees the amylase works almost instantly. EVALUATION Altogether I thought the experiment went well. I followed the method correctly and made sure it was a safe, fair test. If I had more time I would have repeated the experiment two more times and do five more temperatures to make sure my experiment was as accurate as possible. ...read more.

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