Some organisms live in a very acidic environment. How would that enzyme react if it were placed in a basic environment?

1 Answer
Oct 12, 2016

It'd be denatured


Enzymes can't function very far outside their ideal range, and if it's too far away from their ideal range, then the enzyme can become denatured. This basically means that the active site of the enzyme gets distorted so the reaction can no longer occur since the substrate won't fit