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catalyst

substance that increases the rate of reaction and is not changed by the reaction.

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enzyme

biological catalyst, made up of protein that speed up reactions by lowering activation energy.

3

catalase

enzyme that breaks down hydrogen peroxide (toxic)
to water and oxygen.

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properties of enzymes

proteins, catalysts, specific, have active sites complementary to their substrate, have optimum temperature and pH, denatured by extreme temperature or pH`

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lock and key theory

The enzyme is like a lock and the substrate is the key that fits it.