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What would you do 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: May 26, 2020

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Matz Lewis Clark

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Matz Lewis Clark, College student, Graduation, Orlando

Answered Jul 18, 2019

The correct answer to this question is D, Increase the temperature by 10 C. At first, when a substrate concentration increases, so will the rate of the enzyme-catalyzed reaction, when substrate saturates the enzyme molecules, an increase in the reaction rate decreases. Enzyme-catalyzed reactions are known to increase when the enzyme concentration increases.

A low temperature, like 10 C, will increase the rate of the response. The high temperature would decrease the frequency of reaction, which will also limit its activity. Many activities can be done to understand this concept, and the substrate must be present at a high amount for it to be effective.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jan 27, 2017

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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