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Connecting Concepts: Cell Biology/Thermodynamics 4: Enzymes

        

Connecting Concepts: Cell Biology/Thermodynamics 4: Enzymes

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Students learn what enzymes can and cannot do in a reaction by “hiring” an enzyme for the “job” of catalyst from a set of candidates that may be exaggerating their “qualifications.” Students will: 1) evaluate the claims of each enzyme to determine if they violate the chemical and thermodynamic properties of enzymes; and 2) select the “candidate” who is honest about what a catalyst can do in a reaction.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: April 06, 2005
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 02, 2013
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Send email to cheetham@wisc.edu
Submitter: Michelle Capes

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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
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Creative Commons: Creative Commons License
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1 year ago

Marty Zahn (Faculty)

Part four of five interactive exercises that investigate the role of thermodynamics in cell activity. Enzymes are critical to cell life. This is a vital and not easily understood concept.  Very well written and well organized. Requires students to draw conclusions from information presented.

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