Chemistry Of Life

Theresa & Joe

Water & Its Characteristics

Water atoms when joined together look like mickey mouse!

It has all of the following....

  • Adhesion- the attachment of one surface to the other.
  • Cohesion- the attraction of one surface to another.
  • Polarity- the physical alignment of atoms.
  • Heat Storage- the trapping of thermal heat in an object
  • pH- measure of acidity or basicity (anything 5 and above is considered basic)


What is an enzyme?

An enzyme is a catalyst, a catalyst is something that speeds the rate of a chemical reaction without changing itself, that increases the speed at which a chemical reaction happens.

  • Most enzymes are proteins

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This is a picture of an enzyme