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    How will each of the following changes in condition alter the rate of an enzyme-catalyzed reaction:

    -decreasing temp to 10 deg C?

    -increasing the pH of the solution from 7 to 11?

    -heating only the enzyme to 100 deg C?

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    1. From 0 to about 40-50o C, enzyme activity usually increases. Conversely, a temperature of 10 degree C is not optimal for reaction ...