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The properties of enzymes are:

  1. They are proteins in nature. They are amphoteric.
  2. They are specific in their action.
  3. Heat sensitive: Most enzymes function optimally between 25-35oC.
  4. They are substrate specific.
  5. Required in minute quantities.
  6. The action of enzymes is reversible.
  7. They have high molecular weight.
  8. Require a particular pH for action.
  9. Colloidal nature.
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