Amino Acids - Parts and Roles?

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Amino Acids - Parts and Roles?

Post by panthers513 » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:25 pm

Just wondering if any one could help me with this topic

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:27 pm

um, help with what?
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Post by mith » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:07 am

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Post by carbonbasedlifeform » Wed Oct 21, 2009 5:13 am

An amino acid is a molecule with a functional R group and an amino end or n-terminus consisting of nitrogen and two hydrogen, and on the other end the c-terminus is a carboxlic acid, a carbon doubled bonded to an oxygen with a hydroxyl group and in the middle is your asymmetric carbon (a carbon bonded to four different molecular groups). Not sure if that answers your question, to eliminate ambiguity, next time elaborate on what you want answered.

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