My experiment was to find out the effect of changing the copper sulphate concentration on the rate of the hydrolysis of starch to maltose using the enzyme amylase. Copper sulphate was used because it acted as an inhibitor.
Hypothesis, I predicted that the more
Biological Knowledge, Amylase acts as a catalyst and starch is a complex carbohydrate.
The amylase was used to hydrolyse the alternate glycosidic bonds in starch. By doing this it meant that the starch, a polysaccharide was broken down into maltose, a disaccharide. However,