turnover number

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turnover number

[′tərn·ō·vər ‚nəm·bər]
(biochemistry)
The number of molecules of a substrate acted upon in a period of 1 minute by a single enzyme molecule, with the enzyme working at a maximum rate.
(chemical engineering)
In an industrial catalytic process, a value that indicates the amount of feed or substrate converted per a measured amount of catalyst.
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