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You have an enzymatic reaction proceeding at the optimum pH and optimum temperature.

You have an enzymatic reaction proceeding at the optimum pH and optimum temperature. You add a competitive inhibitor to the reaction and notice that the reaction slows down.

what can you do to speed the reaction up again?

  • Add more inhibitor to speed up the reaction.
  • Add more substrate; it will outcompete the inhibitor and increase the reaction rate.
  • Increase the temperature.
  • Increase the pH.

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Expert Solution

Add more substrate, and it will outcompete the inhibitor and increase the reaction rate; with increasing the concentration of substrate, the reaction rate increases.

 

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