Cofactors and Enzyme Activity


1.What is the role of a cofactor for enzymes? A cofactor is a non-protein chemical compound or metallic ion that is required for an enzyme’s role as a catalyst



2.In this experiment copper was the _____________ for catechol oxidase which allowed the enzyme to function effectively.  


3.Copper was prevented from helping the enzyme because it bonded to the chemical called _________ when that chemical was added to test tube 1.