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Determination of the Michaelis constant with CobraSMARTsense

Item no.: P4120369

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The enzymatic hydrolysis of urea in aqueous solution yields carbon dioxide and ammonia. The ions of these compounds increase the conductivity of the solution. Conductivity measurements can be used to determine the rates of urea hydrolysis by the enzyme urease at different substrate concentrations. The Michaelis constant can be calculated from these values.


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  • Compact, easily transportable experimental set-up
  • suitable for demo experiments and practical training
  • Flexible test execution thanks to wireless data transmission


Measurement of the change in conductivity due to urease activity in solutions with different urea concentrations and calculation of the Michael constant

Learning Objectives

  • Michaelis constant
  • Enzymatic urea hydrolysis
  • conductivity measurement
  • Soilstone principle
  • enzyme-substrate complex
  • Lineweaver-Burk-Plot

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