Part AAmylase Activity

1. Test results:

Tube Starch Sugar

1 Amylase solution

2 Starch solution

3 Starch-amylase solution

2. Complete the following:

a. Explain the reason for including tube 1 in this experiment.

b. What is the importance of tube 2?

c. What do you conclude from the results of this experiment?

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Part B—Effect of Heat

1. Test results: Tube

Starch

Sugar

4 0°C (32°F)

5 37°C (98.6°F)

6 100°C (212°F)

2. Complete the following:

a. What do you conclude from the results of this experiment?

b. If digestion failed to occur in one of the tubes in this experiment, how can you tell if the amylase was destroyed by the factor being tested or if the amylase activity was simply inhibited by the test treatment?

Critical Thinking Application

What test result would occur if the amylase used contained sugar? results be valid? Explain your answer.

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Responses

  • JASON
    What test result would occur if the amylase you used contained sugar?
    5 years ago
  • celeste ferrari
    What test trsul would occur if the amylase you used contained sugar?
    4 years ago

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