Flashcards in Chapter 2 - Chemical Basics of Life Deck (7)
Acids are electrolytes that release hydrogen ions in water
Bases are electrolytes that release ions that bond with hydrogen ions
Chemicals that resist ph changes are called buffers.
They combine with hydrogen ions when those ions are excessive and contribute hydrogen ions when those ions are reduced.
A measurement of hydrogen ion concentration
Enzymes are ‘globular proteins’ that promote chemical reactions by lowering the ‘activation energy’ requirements.
A catalyst is a compound that accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being permanently changed or consumed