Posted: April 12th, 2017

Enzymes are important because they increase the rate of chemical reactions.

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This Assignment for this unit is a Lab that you will complete in WileyPLUS. You will be focusing on how enzymes work as biological catalysts. Enzymes are important because they increase the rate of chemical reactions. Specifically, this lab will show how temperature, pH, and substrate concentration affect sucrase activity. Sucrase is an enzyme that catalyzes sucrose, a disaccharide, into the simple monosaccharides of glucose and fructose. When your body has a fever, your temperature is elevated. Since enzymes work at a certain temperature (37o C), a fever throws off the optimal working conditions of enzymes and thus how your body functions. Learning how enzymes function will ultimately show you how your body functions properly and maintains homeostasis. You will also see that under certain conditions, such as a fever, your body fights to regain control and thus get back to its homeostatic state.

This Assignment is due by the end of Unit 4.

To Complete this Assignment:

1.Click on the Read, Study and Practice link in the Course Home. 2.Click on Chapter Opener for any chapter. 3.Click on the PowerPhys link. 4.Click on the PowerPhys Complete Program link. 5.Click on the “Enzyme Activity” lab. 6.Complete the entire lab, including the lab report. 7.Export and Save the lab report to an Adobe PDF to submit to the Dropbox. Submitting Your Work

Save your Assignment as a PDF with the proper naming convention: last name first name-SC121-section-Unit X Assignment (section is your course section; X is your unit number). Make certain to save your Assignment in a location where you can find it. When you are ready to submit it, go to the Dropbox and complete the steps below:

•Click the link that reads: “Submit an Assignment.” •In the “Submit to Basket” menu, select Unit 4: Assignment. •In the “Comments” field, make sure to add at least the title of your assignment. •Click the “Add Attachments” button. •Follow the steps listed to attach your Microsoft Word document. •To view your graded work, come back to the Dropbox or go to the Gradebook after your instructor has evaluated it.

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