Lab Report By: Rohan Shah
Michael Chan, Bravo Zayas
Kimonas Valais, Ronan Murphy,
Matthew Sultana, Orlando Santiago
Teacher: Mrs. Istrico
November 3rd, 2014
This report is a demonstration of different conditions an enzyme is exposed to and how the enzyme reacts in response. The conditions the enzyme was exposed to include: ideal conditions, the presence of a competitive substrate, denaturation for a short amount of time, and complete denaturation. The enzyme being observed was an imaginary one called “toothpickase”. This “enzyme” was to break toothpicks without any obstructions, the presence of paperclips as competition, numbing of hands through the influence of ice, and the complete debilitation of the “enzyme” with tape. The results were as …show more content…
However, no matter how reliable an experiment was, there could always be improvement in the schematics of the procedure. AN example of this is an automated timer could have been used rather than timer requiring an external source to control the monitoring of time. No experiment is ever perfect and that is a fact.
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