unit 1 definitions module 2 (VK)

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peptide
compound made of amino acids linked by peptide bonds
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zwitterion
dipolar ionic form of an amino acid formed by donation of hydrogen ion from carboxyl group to amino group, no overall charge
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isoelectric point
pH value at which amino acid exists as a zwitterion
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condensation reaction
two small molecules react together to form larger molecule with the elimination of small molecule such as water
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stereoisomers
species with same structural formula but different arrangement of atoms in space
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chiral carbon
carbon atom attached to 4 different atom(s)
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optical isomers
stereoisomers that are non-superimposable mirror images of each other
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biodegradable polymer
polymer that breaks down completely into carbon dioxide and water
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degradable polymer
polymer that breaks down into smaller fragment when exposed to light, heat or moisture
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dipolar ionic form of an amino acid formed by donation of hydrogen ion from carboxyl group to amino group, no overall charge

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zwitterion

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pH value at which amino acid exists as a zwitterion

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Card 4

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two small molecules react together to form larger molecule with the elimination of small molecule such as water

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species with same structural formula but different arrangement of atoms in space

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