factors, enzyme effectiveness can also be affected by activators, in which the molecule increases the rate of the reaction, and also inhibitors which do the opposite and decrease the rate of the reaction by changing the enzyme’s shape or blocking the active site from the substrate. The enzyme used in this experiment is catalase which is useful within cells to prevent a buildup of toxic levels of H 2 O 2 that is formed from metabolic processes. The catalase aids in turning that H 2 O 2 into water and oxygen gas but can be denatured when the catalase is boiled or if a strong acid is added which will be seen in the experiment. Materials and Methods:
*Please refer to the attached carbon copies* Results: Exercise A: Test of Catalase Activity 1.a) What is the enzyme in this reaction? 2. How does the reaction compare to the one using the unboiled catalase? Explain the reason for this difference. The reaction does not occur unlike the previous reaction where the reaction immediately took place and the solution bubbled greatly. The reason for these differences is due to the denaturing of the boiled catalase which results in the enzyme losing its functionality. 3.What do you observe? What do you think would happen if the liver was boiled before being added to the H2O2?