Lineweaver-Burk equation

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`1/v_0 = `
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[Physiology | Chemistry | Biology]  Created by Hans Lineweaver and Dean Burk in 1934, the Lineweaver-Burk equation is a modification of the Michaelis-Menton Equation dealing with enzyme kinetics; allowing it to be represented in graphical-linear form with respect to time. In the equation's markup, `K_M/V_max` is the slope of the equation with intercepts of `1/V_"max"` on the vertical axis and `-1/K_M` on the horizontal axis.

The inputs for this equation are:

: which is the concentration of the substrate in `"mols"/L`

`V_"max"`: is the reaction rate with excess substrate in units of `"mols"/(L*s)`

`K_M`: The Michaelis-Menten Constant in units of `"mols"/L`

The answer will be returned in units of `(s*L)/"mol"` which is equal to `1/v_0`, where `v_0` is the reaction rate.