Maximal Enzyme Velocity and Turnover Number
The enzyme carbonic anhydrase is found in erythrocytes, and has a molecular mass of approximately 30000 Da. The hydration reaction catalyzed by this enzyme is reversible, and plays a role in the transport of CO2 from the tissues to the lungs.
H2O + CO2 <-> H2CO3
If 20 micrograms of pure enzyme catalyzes the hydration of 0.50 g of Co2 in 1 minute, at 37 degrees Celsius, under optimal conditions, what is the turnover number (kcat) for carbonic anhydrase?© SolutionLibrary Inc. solutionlibary.com 9836dcf9d7 https://solutionlibrary.com/biology/biological-chemistry/maximal-enzyme-velocity-and-turnover-number-1nb
... the reaction is described as occurring under "optimal conditions", which implies that the reaction rate will be ...