Enzymes are organic proteins in our bodies that help chemical reactions occur

Enzymes are organic proteins in our bodies that help chemical reactions occur. They can be affected by several factors like temperature, ph., enzyme concentration, substrate concentration and the presence of any inhibitors or activators. Enzymes are catalysts that help speed up reactions, so they are not changed in reactions, instead the substrates are converted into products when they bid to the enzyme active site. All enzymes have a specific function, this means that they are specialized for a certain substrate.

In this lab we tested the effect of the enzyme peroxidase. This enzyme catalyzes the oxidation of organic substrates by transferring hydrogen and electrons from the substrate called guaiacol to hydrogen peroxide