Unformatted text preview: processes into new anabolic molecules. Enzymes: Organic Catalysts Enzymes allow many chemical reactions to occur within the homeostasis constraints of a living system. Enzymes function as organic catalysts. A catalyst is a chemical involved in, but not changed by, a chemical reaction. Many enzymes function by lowering the activation energy of reactions. By bringing the reactants closer together, chemical bonds may be weakened and reactions will proceed faster than without the catalyst....
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- Fall '10
- Biology, Chemical reaction, Organic Catalysts, new anabolic molecules