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    Using data to describe first and second-order kinetics

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    I completed some graphs of both data sets. Using the model of second-order kinetics (1/A vs t), this was most linear and described the half-life best. Thus, the reactivation seems to be based on second-order kinetics

    Since the inactivation is ...

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    In this solution we explore how to find if a process is occurring at a rate that can be described by first or second-order reaction kinetics. Using a graph of the data we are able to determine the half-life of the situation whereby we use heat to denature a protein and then allow it to renature. In this way we're able to tell how the enzyme becomes activated!