The Effect of Temperature on the Enzyme Catalase
1. Catalase: The enzyme catalase is produced to decompose hydrogen peroxide into water and oxygen gas. (H2O2 + Catalase = O2 = H2O)
2. Enzyme: A type of protein that catalyzes (speeds) a chemical reaction.
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An enzyme is a protein that speeds up chemical reactions in all living things. Without enzymes, these reactions could occur too slowly or not at all meaning no life would be possible. Enzyme molecules function by altering other molecules. Enzymes combined with the altered