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    • There is a limit to how far you can raise the temperature as the cells can get damaged.
      • A reaction can happen at a quicker rate if the temperature is high.
        • Enzymes
          • There is a limit to how far you can raise the temperature as the cells can get damaged.
            • A reaction can happen at a quicker rate if the temperature is high.
            • We ONLY have proteins to speed up the chemical reactions in our bodies.
            • Enzymes are all proteins and all protenis are made up of chains of amino acids.
            • Every enzyme has a unique shape that fits into the substance involved.
            • If the substance doesn't match the enzymes shape then the reaction wont be catalyzed.
            • If it gets too hot, some of the bonds holding the enzymes together break.
            • When broken or dead, it is called DENATURED.
            • Enzymes in the human body work at about 37 degrees.
            • The PH also affects enzymes, the heat also can denature the enzymes.
            • Some enzymes work at a ph of 7.
            • Pepsin works in the stomach, it works at a PH of 2 to deal with acids.
      • We ONLY have proteins to speed up the chemical reactions in our bodies.
      • Enzymes are all proteins and all protenis are made up of chains of amino acids.
      • Every enzyme has a unique shape that fits into the substance involved.
      • If the substance doesn't match the enzymes shape then the reaction wont be catalyzed.
      • If it gets too hot, some of the bonds holding the enzymes together break.
      • When broken or dead, it is called DENATURED.
      • Enzymes in the human body work at about 37 degrees.
      • The PH also affects enzymes, the heat also can denature the enzymes.
      • Some enzymes work at a ph of 7.
      • Pepsin works in the stomach, it works at a PH of 2 to deal with acids.

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