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Subject: how does sulfuric acid stop the action of the enzyme catalase?

Date: Mon Sep 29 19:39:00 1997
Posted by Eugene Luarasi
Grade level: 10-12
School: Essex High School
City: Essex Junction State/Province: VT
Country: US
Area of science: Biochemistry
ID: 875579940.Bc
Message:

We have been doing a lab where the enzyme catalase helps to decompose H2O2 into hydrogen gas and water. Then, sulfuric acid is added to the solution to make the enzyme stop. Why does the acid do this????


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