Substrate (chemistry)

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In chemistry, a substrate is the chemical species being observed, which reacts with a reagent. What this word means depends on its context.[1] In particular, in biochemistry, an enzyme substrate is the material upon which an enzyme acts.

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  1. International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. "substrate". Compendium of Chemical Terminology Internet edition.