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What would you do if you want to increase the rate of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction?



A. Decrease the amount of substrate by one-third
B. Increase the pH by 4 levels on the pH Scale
C. Decrease the amount of enzyme by half
D. Increase the temperature by 10 C

This question is part of basic biochemistry
Asked by Smachel, Last updated: Jun 30, 2020

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Joseph

Joseph

Answered Jun 25, 2018

You didn't tell what´s the temperature of the environment of the reaction. If you increase the temperature by 10 C when the enzime already reached the optimal rate, the enzime will be denatured. The correct answer would be increase the amount of substrate.

 

smachel

Smachel

Answered Mar 15, 2018

Increase the temperature by 10 C

Increasing the temperature will make the molecules move faster, thus increasing the amount of collisions between substrate and enzyme. all the other three decrease rate: reducing the amount of substrate or enzyme reduces chances of collison, while changing the pH more than 1 number will most likely cause the enzyme to denature.
 

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