You are exploring two enzymes catalase that breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen

You are exploring two enzymes catalase that breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen

You are exploring two enzymes catalase that breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen

Useful Enzymes

You are exploring two enzymes, catalase that breaks down hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen, and amylase that aids in starch digestion. These are two examples of the many enzymes found inside our bodies.

Enzymes are also used in many of the products we use! Check your cleaning supplies at home, do any of them list enzymes on the ingredient list? If so, does it say which type of enzyme? Any other products you use contain enzymes? What type of enzymes are used in industry? Which enzymes are found in the food we eat?

After doing some research, choose and describe one enzyme that is used in cleaning products, other products, industrial procedures or that is found in food. Explain how this enzyme is used. What is the substrate in the chemical reaction? And what is the product(s)?

Remember that a chemical reaction converts one or more substrates to one or more products, and that most enzymes are substrate specific. When looking for enzymes remember that their names end with -ase!

You main response should be at least 100 words and include references to all information sources used.

 

 

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Enzymes are protein-based molecules that are used in the body to catalyze processes inside the body. Their form and size is not altered at all before, during and after the reaction. There are different types of enzymes that exist in the body including catalase which is utilized in breaking down hydrogen peroxide………………………

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