Amino acids

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amino acids have an amino group and a ______ group
carboxyl
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amino acids have both basic and acidic properties, which makes them
amphoteric
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4 different groups attached to central carbon
chiral
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chiral molecules form optical isomers called
enantiomers
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amino acids can exist as
zwitterions
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polypeptides are condensation polymers of
amino acids
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zwitterions only exist near an amino acids ____________ point
isoelectric
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zwitterion acts as a
buffer
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amino acids have both basic and acidic properties, which makes them

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amphoteric

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4 different groups attached to central carbon

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chiral molecules form optical isomers called

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amino acids can exist as

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