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1

What is the substrate?

The substance an enzyme reacts with.

2

What is a product?

A product is formed when enzyme reacts with substrate.

3

What is the active site?

The region of an enzyme that binds with the substrate

4

How does an enzyme work?

-Substrate binds to active site, forming an enzyme- substrate complex.
-enzyme slightly alters the shape of its active site in order to fit the substrate -> induced fit theory
- product is then released from active site/ active site now available again to repeat process

5

What is an enzyme?

Enzymes are proteins made in living cells, which can speed up and control chemical reactions without themselves being changed. - biological catalysts.