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30 March, 14:54

Consider two enzyme reaction solutions. Solution 1 has a ratio of enzyme to substrate of 1:100. Solution 2 has a ratio of enzyme to substrate of 100:1. Both solutions contain the same quantity of enzyme. Which reaction gives the greater reaction rate, and why

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  1. 30 March, 15:04
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    Answer: Solution 2 because the single substrate easily get transformed into products at the active site of any of the 100 enzymes.

    Explanation:

    Since Solution 1 has 1 enzyme to 100 substrate while Solution 2 has 100 enzyme to 1 substrate, catalysis of the single substrate to product will be greater in Solution 2 as the enzyme will compete to quickly transform the single substrate in its active site unlike solution 1 will 100 substrates taking more time.
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