amylase writeup

What to Include in Your Lab Write–Up
Lab: Enzyme Amylase Action on Starch

Introduction:

  • What is an enzyme
  • Describe an enzyme’s structure
  • Explain how an enzyme works (substrate, active site)
  • What’s amylase
  • Where is amylase found
  • What denatures amylase (proteins)
  • Describe the Benedict’s test

 Hypothesis:
Exposure to heat or extreme pH will …  

Materials:
The materials used include…

 Methods:
Type the procedure in paragraph form.

 Results:

Complete this table

Test Tube

Contents of Tube

Color of Tube After Heating

+ or – Benedict’s test

Enzyme Denatured

Yes or no

A

Starch + Saliva + Vinegar

 

 

 

B

(Starch + Saliva) Heated

 

 

 

C

Starch + Saliva

 

 

 

 Conclusion:

  • Restate the hypothesis
  • Explain the results of the Benedict’s test on Tube C (color change, contents of tube, NOT heated)
  • Explain the results of the Benedict’s test on Tube A ( color change, contents on tube, what was added before heating)
  • Explain the results of the Benedict’s test on Tube B ( color change, contents on tube, heating tube)
  • Tell what denaturing proteins is & how did the Benedict’s test show this.

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