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.