Chapter 6 Section 2 Vocabulary

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Chemical Reaction

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Biology

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Chemical Reaction

the process by which atoms or groups of atoms in substances are reorganized into different substances

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Reactants

The starting substance or substances of a chemical reaction.

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Products

The substance formed during a chemical reaction.

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Activation Energy

The minimum amount of energy needed for reactants to form products in a chemical reaction.

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Catalyst

A substance that lowers the activation energy needed to start a chemical reaction

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Enzymes

Proteins that act as catalysts to speed up the rate of chemical reactions.

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Substrate

The reactants that bind to the enzyme.

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Active Site

The specific location where a substrate binds to an enzyme. This structure and the substrate have complimentary shapes.

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