Reactivity in Chemistry

Enzyme Catalysis

EZ7.  Enzyme Solutions


Problem EZ1.1.

a)  isomerase                       v) reorganize atoms from one isomer into another

b) hydrolase                        vii) add water into a molecule, helping to break it down

c)  oxygenase                        i) add oxygen from O2 into a molecule

d)  dioxygenase                     ii) add both oxygens from O2 into a molecule

e)  reductase                        iv) reduce or add electrons to the substrate

f)  transferase                         ix) transfer a functional group to or from a molecule

g)  phosphatase                   vi)  cleave a phosphate group off a protein

h) oxidase                            iii) oxidize or remove electrons from the substrate

i)  ligase                               viii) cause two molecules to be bound together


Problem EZ2.1.


Problem EZ2.2.


Problem EZ2.3.


Problem EZ3.1.

Aspartic acid (abbreviations Asp or D) and glutamic acid (abbreviations Glu or E).


Problem EZ3.2.

Histidine (abbreviations His or H), lysine (abbreviations Lys or K) and arginine (abbreviations Arg or R).


Problem EZ3.3.


Problem EZ3.4.


Problem EZ4.1.


Problem EZ4.2.


Problem EZ6.1.


Problem EZ6.2.


Problem EZ6.3.


Problem EZ6.4.

Problem EZ6.5.


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