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Structure of Proteins:
The structure of an amino acid:

Proteins are large and complex molecules. If a water molecules was the size of a brick (Mr = 18) then
proteins would be an entire building. Amino acids are the basic monomer unit which combine to make a
polymer known as…

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amino acid chain. As the patterns exist in different parts of the chain in different proteins, the result is
that there in an almost infinite variety of molecular structures.

The main types are the helix, a spiral which is the most common type of secondary structure. This
occurs due to…


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