amino acids

testing your knowledge of amino acids structure and reactions

what is the general formula for an amino acid?
NH2CH(R)COOH
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what effect does PH have on an amino acid?
it changes the NH2 to NH3 or COOH to COO-
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what is an isoelectric point?
the point where an amino acid acts as both an acid and a base
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what happens if the PH is more acidic than the amino acids isoelectric point?
an NH3 group is formed
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what happens if the PH is more alkaline than the amino acids isoelectric point?
a COO- group is formed
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what is a zwitterion?
an amino acid with a NH3 group and a COO- group
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what is a polypeptide?
more than one amino acid
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an amide link is formed from bonding two amino acids. true or false?
True
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what is it called when two amino acids bond together?
dipeptide
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what effect does PH have on an amino acid?

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it changes the NH2 to NH3 or COOH to COO-

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what is an isoelectric point?

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what happens if the PH is more acidic than the amino acids isoelectric point?

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what happens if the PH is more alkaline than the amino acids isoelectric point?

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