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    The order's for enzymes are first at low concs and zero and higher concs. Is this true for all catalysts?

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    (Original post by SmileyGurl13)
    The order's for enzymes are first at low concs and zero and higher concs. Is this true for all catalysts?

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    I wouldn't think so.

    Enzymes are a very specific kind of catalyst whose kinetics are based on the active site model. Look up Michaelis Menten to see how they work, or download this (unzip and run).

    Other catalysts work in completely different ways, eg template or other mechanisms. There is no reason why their behaviour should be like enzymes.
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    I wouldn't think so.

    Enzymes are a very specific kind of catalyst whose kinetics are based on the active site model. Look up Michaelis Menten to see how they work, or download this (unzip and run).

    Other catalysts work in completely different ways, eg template or other mechanisms. There is no reason why their behaviour should be like enzymes.
    So you don't think their order would change? It should be the same for any concentration?
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    (Original post by SmileyGurl13)
    So you don't think their order would change? It should be the same for any concentration?
    That is not what I said.

    I said that you cannot compare all catalysts to enzymes are they are very specific.

    The actual behaviour of a catalysis in terms of order will most likely be down to each system studied. Some systems do change orders with very high/very low concentrations. There is no reason to suppose that catalysts are any different.

    So my answer is that you can't know without actually investigating a particular system.
 
 
 
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