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Unformatted text preview: second. Where there is no enzymes there reactions are sponateous and slow. E.g. Water and carbondioxide combine to form carbonic acid in blood which is slow. In the blood cells there is carbonic anhydrase and the reaction is very fast, Carbonic acid dissociates ito hydrogen and bicarbonate. Thus carbon dioxide is transported quickly as bicarbonates. 3) If an enzyme is added to a solution where its substrate and product are in equilibrium, will there be any change in the amount of substrate or product in the solution? The rate of a catalyzed reaction depends on substrate concentration. At saturation, all enzyme is bound to substrate—maximum rate. Thus, no alterations will occur in the amount of substrate or product in the solution...
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course BIO 311C taught by Professor Satasivian during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.
- Spring '08