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Proteins can perform many different functions in living cells One major function acting as a catalyst for chemical reactions can also be performed by what other kind of organic molecule?
Is a enzyme a protein that acts as a catalyst in a chemical reaction that takes place in a living thing?
A chemical catalyst is a substance that lowers the required activation energy of a reaction. The activation energy is the amount of energy required to "activate" or start a pr…ocess, this can be in the form of many things, such as heat. A chemical catalyst can be seen as a kind of shortcut in a chemical process to speed things up. A catalyst can also be used to increase the activation energy, so that the reaction will slow down. This is useful for slowing down reactions that are normally too fast to witness.
These protein species are known as Enzymes.
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You could re-do the experiment without the substance and if the reaction completed slower then the substance acted as a catalyst. Also catalysts dont get used up themselves so… if the substance did get used up in the reaction (there was more / less of it at the end of the reaction) then it probably didnt act as a catalyst. Hope this helped :)
The platinum catalyst in a car's catalytic converter works through adsorption to change toxic carbon monoxide into less-toxic carbon dioxide. A catalyst that inv…olves an intermediate compound is chlorine. In the ozone layer of our Earth's atmosphere there are many ozone molecules, composed of three atoms of oxygen. If a chlorine atom is present, it will act as an intermediate compound and steal one oxygen atom from ozone, leaving stable oxygen. The chlorine-oxygen compound formed is unstable, and will break down to release its oxygen, letting the chlorine atom repeat the process about a million times a second.
Most chemical compounds do not combine with one another automatically, nor do chemical compounds break apart automatically. The great majority of the chemical reactions that o…ccur within living things must be energized. This means that the atoms of a molecule must be separated by energy put into the system. The energy forces apart the atoms in the molecules and allows the reaction to take place.
manganese(IV) oxide, , nickel, Pt, Pd
What is a protein molecule that acts as a biological catalyst to speed up chemical reactions by lowering the energy of activation?