The Function of Enzymes


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What is the term used to describe the amount of energy to start a reaction?

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1. Which of these does NOT have an impact on the ability of an enzyme to do its job?

2. Which best describes the way enzymes bond with targets?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Enzymes jumpstart important chemical reactions within our bodies. Analogies and terms related to enzyme function are the focus of the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • The term for the amount of energy needed to begin a reaction
  • Characteristics of enzymes
  • How enzymes connect with targets
  • An analogy that best describes enzymes

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access your knowledge regarding factors that affect an enzyme's ability to function
  • Making connections - use understanding of how enzymes work to identify a relevant analogy
  • Knowledge application - utilize your knowledge to explain how enzymes bond with targets

Additional Learning

Review the lesson entitled The Function of Enzymes to learn more about this topic. The lesson covers these objectives:

  • Define enzyme
  • Describe the relationship between enzymes and the substances they bond with
  • Identify factors that cause enzymes to slow down or stop working