Sunday, March 11, 2012

Comparison between inorganic catalysts and enzymes


Inorganic catalysts
Enzymes
1.      They are mineral ions or small molecules
They are globular proteins
2.      They can promote diverse reaction
They can promote a specific reaction of a substrate
3.      They are not regulated by any regulator molecules
They are regulated by specific molecules
4.      They are less sensitive to temperature and pH
More sensitive to temperature and pH
5.      They are not synthesized in the living cells
They are synthesized by ribosomes in the living cells


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