why does enzyme activity decrease at high temperatures?

Enzymes are proteins. The proteins get denatured at high temperature. Hence, enzyme activity decreases at high temperature.

  • 14
Because, every enzyme has its specific temp. at which they can work, so if we increase the temp. then the enzyme activity will be decreases.
  • -1
because enzymes have an optimum temperature and they denature at high temperature
  • 10
What are you looking for?