Chemical Kinetics: Biology 1, Chemistry 0

Yesterday Sapphire and I were in chemistry when our professor started talking about catalysts. He gestured at the notes he’d projected on the whiteboard and said, “Enzymes make the best catalysts, because they are heterogenized homogenous catalysts. Chemists have to try to copy their example when they’re designing new ones.”

Wait, hold up, Dr. Chemistry Professor.

[rewinds]

Did you just say a biological component does a better job of something than its purely chemical equivalent?

Did you just say biology got something better than chemistry?

[Sapphire laughing hysterically, probably]

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