A biochemist is attempting to replicate a chemical reaction that commonly takes place in cells. During the chemical reaction, starch is broken down into glucose. What will most likely happen if the biochemist adds an enzyme to the reactants?

1 Answer
Sep 19, 2016

The reaction will speed up if the biochemist can find the correct enzymes.


Enzymes do not change the reactions, neither are they changed by the reactions.

enzymes lower the activation energy of the reaction allowing the reaction to occur at a lower energy level. This usually speeds the reaction.