How does an enzyme work?

1 Answer
Jun 22, 2018

Answer:

Do you like solving puzzles?

Explanation:

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:

https://sites.google.com/site/drnormanherr/CSCS-Activities/cscs-investigations---biology/enzymes