Which of the following is a characteristic of enzymes? - ProProfs
     

Which of the following is a characteristic of enzymes?



A. They lower the energy of activation of a reaction by binding the substrate.
B. They raise the energy of activation of a reaction by binding the substrate.
C. They lower the amount of energy present in the substrate.
D. They raise the amount of energy present in the substrate.

This question is part of Ch 6 Energy & Enzyme Quiz

+ AnswerRequest Answer
...

3 Answers

J.Spencer

Knowledge Enthusiast, Knows A Lot of Stuff.

J.Spencer, Knowledge enthusiast, Tokyo

Answered on Jan 14, 2019

The answer is A. They lower the energy of activation of a reaction by binding the substrate.

The substrate is simply speaking the compound that the enzyme will break down. The enzyme is a reactive compound that can easily react with a particular complex compound (usually carbohydrates) and aids in its decomposition. The binding makes the substrate unstable and thus it requires less energy to break down.

John Adney

John Adney

Answered on Oct 16, 2017

I don’t know the answer to this question

rnreda

Rnreda

Answered on Sep 24, 2017

They lower the energy of activation of a reaction by binding the substrate.

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.