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Post by careym » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:08 pm

Hi, I am trying to write a word equation to outline the reactions involved for lactase hydrolyzes into glucose and galactose. Galactose is then converted to another glucose by galactosidase. I am not sure how to do this.

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Post by MrMistery » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:58 pm

what's a word equation?
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Post by canalon » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:48 am

something like that:
H2O2 + Catalase --> H2O + O2

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Post by hobaoau » Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:25 am

Usually, people write the name of catalyst above the the arrow in the equation.
I think the way people define the meaning of word equation is to write the name of the reatant and product. I will give an example like this:

we have an equation:
NaOH + HCl ---> NaCl + HOH
Now we write it in word equation:
When sodium hydroxide reacts with hydrochloric acid to produce sodium chloride(table salt) and water.
or : Sodium chloride and water are produced when sodium hydroxide reacts with hydrochloric acid.

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