noun, plural: organocatalysts
An inorganic compound used as a catalyst.
Inorganic catalysts speed up a... Read More
noun, plural: organic catalysts
Any organic compound that functions as a catalyst.
Examples of these... Read More
noun, plural catalyst
A substance capable of initiating or speeding up a chemical reaction.
Chemical... Read More
noun, plural: organics
(Chemistry) An organic compound; or any substance containing carbon-based compounds,... Read More
Protein Binding Sites
The ability of various molecules and ions to bind to specific sites on the protein surface forms the... Read More
(1) Of or pertaining to substances that are not of organic origin.
(2) Relating to a substance that... Read More
Endosymbiotic theory definition
(evolutionary biology) A theory suggesting that the organelles such as mitochondria... Read More
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(biochemistry) A... Read More
Carbon Dioxide Definition
noun, car·bon di·ox·ide, /daɪˈɒksaɪd/ (biochemistry) An inorganic compound, with the... Read More
Living Things Definition
A living things pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the... Read More
(1) The theory postulating that... Read More
Although Earth was created around 4.5 billion years ago, life began to exist not long after. Due to the huge timescales... Read More
noun, plural: oligopeptides
A peptide comprised of relatively small number of amino acid residues (i.e. about two... Read More
man·ni·tol, ˈmæn ɪˌtɔl
A sugar alcohol with a sweetish taste, occurs naturally in... Read More
(Science: enzyme) That hydrolyse phosphomonoesters. Acid phosphatases are specific for the single charged... Read More
sor·bi·tol, ˈsɔr bɪˌtɔl
A sugar alcohol with a sweet taste, occurs naturally in... Read More
How did life start as we know it? In the scientific community, the "RNA World Hypothesis" has many adherents. Many believed... Read More