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Catalysts - Enzymes - Classifications and Uses.
What are the Different Types of Enzyme?
In the process of digestion, enzymes
are used to break down
large food molecules into smaller soluble molecules.
Enzymes are classified according to the type of food they digest.
Enzymes are classified as carbohydrase, lipase or protease.
What do Carbohydrase, Lipase and Protease do?
carbohydrate (starch) into sugars (glucose).
fat (lipid) into fatty
acids and glycerol
(in biology the posh word for "fat" is "lipid").
Protease changes protein into amino acids.
What are the Uses of Enzymes?
Enzymes are used for
1) making alcohol (yeast)
2) making yoghurt and cheese (bacteria).
3) biological detergents (lipase and protease).
4) making soft-centred chocolates
5) making baby food
6) changing starch syrup into
and glucose syrup into fructose syrup.
7) industrial processes.
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