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    Hey, I'm doing coursework on how pH can affect enzyme activity (starch with amylase); and the teacher indicated that we should use a water bath... but I've done this experiment before, and didn't use a waterbath..(?)

    Could someone tell me if I really need to use a water bath, and what would it's purpose be? (unless its to heat the reactant to speed up the reaction...thats all I can think of... but I'm not to sure that's right)

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    She is probably just suggesting it be used so that you can be sure temperature is controlled for the experiment.
 
 
 

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