Enzyme Specificity

 

1. In Ex 2 observe the structural formula of catechol and hydroquinone. How do they differ?  

 

 

2. Compare the two test tubes one with catechol and one with hydroquinone. After 10 minutes the color intensity of catechol was ______ and hydroquinone was ______.  

 

 

3. This result showed that the enzyme catechol oxidase reacted best with the substrate  

 

 

4. What is the role of hydroquinone in this experiment? It plays the role of inhibitor as it inhibited the process of auto polymerization which is might not be necessary