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put the enzyme steps in order: a)enzyme has specific shape and active site b)a specific...

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rexadventurebear | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted October 1, 2012 at 11:15 PM via web

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put the enzyme steps in order:

a)enzyme has specific shape and active site

b)a specific substrate will fit into active site

c)enzyme is ready to ..

 

react

d)products are released

e)enzyme and substrate form a substrate complex

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted October 1, 2012 at 11:55 PM (Answer #1)

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According to the choices provided by your question, the correct order is as follows: Enzymes have a specific shape and active site(a). A specific substrate will fit into active site(b). Enzyme is ready to react (c). Enzyme and substrate form an enzyme-substrate complex(e) and products are released(d).

You should know that enzymes not only fit specific substrates, they act under specific conditions of temperature, ph, concentration and any time one of these factors is not in the optimal range, the enzyme cannot perform its function as well. Sometimes, it may lose its functional shape completely and become denatured. Then, it can no longer carry out its function.

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