Enzymes. Enzymes are…. Proteins that act as catalysts (accelerate reactions) by creating a new reaction pathway Not specific for what they catalyze and do not permanently change during reactions. Function of Enzymes.
With your partner, label the products, reactants, activation energy, progress of reaction, and free energy on the image below.
Question: Using this image, what is one thing that the enzyme does in this reaction?
With your partner, using what we just discussed, fill in the boxes on the diagram below. Include the name of the part of the enzyme or substrate, and the events that are taking place for the boxes labeled #1-4.
The substrate bonds to the active site forming the enzyme-substrate complex
The products formed are released and the enzyme is free to bind to a new substrate
The enzyme speeds up the reaction, changing the shape of the substrate