Factors affecting the enzyme's reaction rates 

Enzymes play many important roles in our body and have many industrial applications as well. One role of enzymes in our body is digesting different foods. For example Lactase is the enzyme in the small intestine that digests lactose (the naturally occurring sugar in milk), and Amylase is an enzyme that digests starch.

Because of the importance of enzyme activity in different chemical and biochemical reactions, it is important to know the factors that affect the enzyme activity rate. 

 Project description:
In this project you study the effect of enzyme concentration, temperature and pH on the rate of enzymes activity. As you see this is a 3 in one project. Each of the following three questions can be the subject of a project.
  1. How does pH affect the activity of the enzyme?
  2. How does temperature affect the activity of the enzyme?
  3. How does enzyme concentration affect the rate of a reaction involving a specific enzyme as a catalyst?

It takes about one day to complete your experiments and record your results. You will need to perform a chemical reaction involving enzymes and measure the rate of production.

 Details of this project:
More details or support for this project is available for the members of ScienceProject.com web site. Material needed for experiments may be found at home, obtained locally or purchased online from MiniScience.com and other scientific suppliers.