How does an enzyme work?

1 Answer
Jun 22, 2018


Do you like solving puzzles?


Well, enzymes work exactly like puzzle pieces. An enzyme takes a specific shape and has an "active site" for its specific substrate to bond with and then break it apart. Enzymes are biological catalysts, which means that they speed up a chemical reaction without being used up. Different enzymes work best at different temperatures and #"pH"# levels.

Here is a nice picture that shows a simple demonstration on how an enzyme works: