Why are enzymes important to humans?
a. Because they can evade the laws of thermodynamics.
b. Because they are proteins.
c. Because they allow reactions to occur at body temperature.
d. Because they increase body temperature.
Features of an Enzyme:
All enzymes will have common features. All enzymes are made up of amino acids, have a three-dimensional structure, have an active site, and are influenced by external conditions like temperature and pH.
Answer and Explanation: 1
Enzymes are important to humans because c. Because they allow reactions to occur at body temperature. If we did not have enzymes, the reactions needed for our survival would not occur at a fast enough rate in our bodies, essentially making it impossible for us to survive. Although enzymes are proteins, this is not the reason why they are important to humans. In addition, enzymes do not increase body temperature, nor do they evade the laws of thermodynamics.
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fromChapter 5 / Lesson 1
Learn about the main function of enzymes and see how they lower activation energy. Understand the roles of enzymes and see the function of active sites.