Class 12 Chemistry Surface Chemistry Enzymes

Enzymes

  • Enzymes are complex nitrogenous compounds which are produced by plants and animals
  • They are protein molecules of high molecular mass and form colloidal solutions with water
  • They are very effective catalysts
  • They catalyse many reactions which occur in the bodies of animals and plants to maintain life processes
  • Thus, enzymes are called biochemical catalysts
  • The phenomenon is called biochemical catalysis

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