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fuction of acids in cells

Post by gals » Mon Apr 02, 2007 10:41 pm

What is the function of acids in cells?

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Post by mith » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:10 am

There's lots of different acids.
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Post by gals » Tue Apr 03, 2007 12:30 pm

CH3.NH3.O
..I........I.....II
CH---C---C---O
....I......I
CH3..H

What is the function of this on cells?
(I = Single bond, II = double bond, --- = single bond)
NH3 is +ve and ---O is -ve.
(Please ignore the ... on the diagram as it wouldnt work otherwise)

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Post by blcr11 » Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:07 pm

Amino acids specifically, then? Can't tell for sure from the diagram, but I'd guess that was meant to be Valine. There are twenty (or so) common amino acids. From there, think "protein."

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