You are observing an enzyme-driven reaction. To the reaction mixture, you add a chemical, X, that inhibits the reaction. You suspect that X is a competitve inhibitor. What 2 pieces of evidence might lead you to this conculsion?
I’m a little lost on this question. I compared competitive inhibitors with noncompetitive inhibitors, but im not sure if i’m on the right track. I thought maybe one piece of evidence could be that the reaction was occuring at the active site when it stopped because competitive inhibitors do their work there, but how would one know if thats wehre the reaction was taking place. can you see a reaction take place and where?? . Or would i have to say that i was observing a plotting a Vmax graph and the results indicated it was competitive?