Enzyme Activity & Inhibition: Structure, Substrates, pH & Temperature


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Pepsin works optimally in your stomach due to its

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1. The following conditions can denature an enzyme

2. Which of the following would likely NOT increase a reaction rate of an enzyme in your mouth that was not yet at optimal conditions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This combo tests what you know about enzymes and how they are affected by different types of environments through questions about topics which include the purposes of pepsin and how enzymes denature.

Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo can help assess your knowledge of:

  • Pepsin
  • Conditions for an enzyme to denature
  • Reaction rate of enzymes
  • Saturation points for enzymes

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related enzyme lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding enzymes and how they react to changes in temperature
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the properties of pepsin

Additional Learning

To review more in-depth information on this topic, check out the lesson called Function of Enzymes: Environmental Effects. Objectives that this lesson will help you with include:

  • Determine how environmental conditions affect enzymes
  • Define enzyme
  • Learn when the point of saturation occurs in enzymes
  • Describe the process of denaturation
  • Find the relationship between pH levels and enzymes