Serendip is an independent site partnering with faculty at multiple colleges and universities around the world. Happy exploring!

Reply to comment

Terrible2s's picture

Lab with Herman Marcia, Jen Pierre, and Terrible2s

Having studied enzymes and observed their behavior in regards to enzyme concentration, temperature, and pH, we have concluded a few major ideas:

1.  They work as a catalyst in that they break organisms down without deconstructing themseleves.

2. Enzymes are specific too particular materials in that there will be certain enzymes best suited-or more suited- to break down an organism more than another type of enzyme.

3. The more enzymes, the quicker they can break the organism down because they increase efficiency.

4. It seems because of the u-shaped temperature and PH depressions that enymes work most effectively and/or exist at neutral temperature (i.e. 65 degrees or room temp) and a neutral PH level (i.e. neither too acidic nor too basic)


To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
9 + 0 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.