What are some properties of enzymes?

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Nov 15, 2015

Answer:

  • Enzymes are catalysts (which is a compound that increases the rate of a chemical reaction by lowering the activation free energy).

Explanation:

  • Enzymes are catalysts (which is a compound that increases the rate of a chemical reaction by lowering the activation free energy).
  • Most enzymes are proteins
  • Enzymes do not affect equilibrium.
  • Enzymes bind transition states (the peak of the reaction coordinate diagram) better than substrates.
  • Enzymes need a lot of energy and are large.