Investigating Enzymes

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Enzymes are required to speed up chemical reactions, essential for maintaining life.

Catalysts are a substance which speeds up the rate at which chemical reaction takes place.

Starch > AMYLASE > Maltose

Fats > LIPASE > Fatty Acids + Glycerol

Protein > PEPSIN > Peptides

Hydrogen Peroxide > CATALASE > Oxygen + Water

Glucose-1 -Phosphate > PHOSPHORYLASE > Starch

Enzymes only act on 1 substrate. Enzymes have active sites on their


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