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Surface Chemistry VII
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Mechanism of enzyme Catalysis

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Shaillee Kaushal
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  1. Mechanisms of enzyme catalysis: There are a number of cavities present on the surface of colloidal particles of enzymes These cavities are of characteristic shape and possess active groups such as NH2,-COOH SH,-0H etc. These are actually the active centers on the surface of enzyme particles The molecules of the reactant [substrate), which have complementary shape, fit into these cavities just like key fits into a lock on account of the presence of active groups, an activated complex is formed which the decomposes to yield the products E + S -E-S complex E + P

  2. Step 1: Binding of enzyme to substrate to form an activated complex: R 1 Step 2 Product formation in the activated complex ES-EP

  3. Step3:Decomposition of EP into products and enzyme again This mechanism accounts for high specificity of enzymatic reactions Rate = k2 [ES] 2E(i) Km+IS] km = Michaelis-Menten constant [S] = Concentration of substrate [E] Concentration of a enzyme

  4. Casel:When, [S] >km, then km can be neglected at-max = k2[E] Dividing equation i) by equation lii r max [S]+km When, Km = [S], r = 2 max Case ll: When ISl <<<km the reactions will be of second order Rate = k2[EIS] Km

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