why can extreme of ph or very high temperatures affect enzyme activity?Advertisement
Extreme pH, either high (very alkaline) or low (very acid) influences enzyme structure because of hydrogen ion interaction between the proteins which make up the enzyme, causing them to change shape and become useless for their original purpose. - read more
Raising the temperature will denature an enzyme so that it is no longer functional. Lowering the temperature will reduce the rate of the reaction so low as to make it seem non-functional. Altering the pH above or below its optimum pH will also reduce the enzyme's activity, and at extremes the ... - read more
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