More Physical Than Chemical

a: Protein denaturation ~
b: melting wax, a very soft wax

What: This change is more physical than chemical. Proteins in their native natural active state are not really solid, but kinda globular gelatinous in nature. When they are heated, in the 35 to 45 degree range, they ,in essence, melt. Melting is a phase transformation not a chemical reaction. The melting changes the 3-d structure of the protein usually rendering it inactive. This would be the result with an enzyme such as a protease.

Writer: Lucretia
Where: Reference Link Has Evaporated
Date: May 6 2013 10:29 AM

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