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What are enzymes?


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Enzymes are chemical catalysts that are used in biological or organic processes in order to speed up slow reactions and sometimes make reactions happen that wouldn't in the state of nature.

The key with an enzyme is that they are not affected by the start or the end of the reaction but remain in the same amount.

There are different types of catalyst but basically they work by holding the molecules of the different reagents together as it were through their surfaces fitting those molecules and making bonding more likely or a reaction more likely.

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