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ENZYMES

Enzymes are proteins that speed up chemical reactions in the cell.Enzymes have an active site which shape is specific to a certain substrate.

An enzyme works by binding one or more specific molecules called substrates or reactants.

The enzyme and substrate form an enzyme substrate complex. The chemical interactions between the and substrate weakens some of thr bonds in the substrate.

These weaknesses encourage a link between the two substrates leading to the formation of a different molecule.

As a result a new product is formed. The product is released from the active site, the enzyme resumes its orginal shape and is free to work again.

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SIDE NOTE- can bind two molecules together or…

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