Which one of the following statements is incorrect about enzyme catalysis?

  • Option 1)

    Enzymes are mostly proteinous in nature

  • Option 2)

    Enzyme action is specific

  • Option 3)

    Enzymes are denaturated by ultraviolet rays and at high temperature

  • Option 4)

    Enzymes are least reactive at optimum temperature

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Enzyme Catalysis -

Numerous reaction that occur in the bodies of animals and pants to maintain the life process are catalysed by enzymes. They are called biochemical catalysts.

- wherein

C_{6}H_{12}O_{6}(aq) \overset{zymase}{\rightarrow}2C_{2}H_{5}OH(aq) + 2CO_{2}(g)

 

Enzymes are most reactive within optimum temperature and are mostly inactive outside of that range. All other statements are correct.

 


Option 1)

Enzymes are mostly proteinous in nature

Incorrect

Option 2)

Enzyme action is specific

Incorrect

Option 3)

Enzymes are denaturated by ultraviolet rays and at high temperature

Incorrect

Option 4)

Enzymes are least reactive at optimum temperature

Correct

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