enzymes and activation energy?

Madhu Singh msingh at gpu3.srv.ualberta.ca
Sun Sep 24 21:10:16 EST 1995


ROMAN RAY (rray at ix.netcom.com) wrote:
:   How does an enzyme lower the activation energy of a reaction and
: therefore causing the catalysis of the reaction????

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The simplest answer would be that enzymes provide a 
favourable 'micro-environment' for chemical-bond breakage/formation. A 
detail can be found in any biochemistry text-book.

MVS 
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