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Enzymes generally have an optimal temperature range and increasing or deceasing away from this range decreases the effectiveness of a protein, but this process is reversible. Conformational changes are important to the function of many enzymes and thermal energy tends to influence them greatly, low temperature limit them. Increasing temperature can enhance the reactions process up to a point.

Enzymes are proteins and when proteins are heated to above their temperature threshold they begin to change their 3d structure and become ineffective. The same happens to enzymes, those enzymes can no longer work properly when their 3d structure is altered due to the increase in temperature.

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