Amino acids

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  • Amino Acids
    • It has 2 functional group.           1. an anime group (NH2)  2. a carboxyl group (COOH)
    • alpha-amino acids = An amino acid with the amino group and the carboxylic acid group attached to the same carbon
    • Reactions  with acids and alkalis
      • Aminos can react as an acid and as a base.
      • Carboxylic group can react with alkali to form a conjugate base and combine with a positive ion to from a salt
      • Amine group can react with an acid to from a salt of the conjugate acid.
    • Formation of esters
      • The carboxylic acid in an amino acid can react with an alcohol in the presence of a strong acid catalyst to form an ester.

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