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Why is it that the monomers of proteins are called amino acids and not all of them are acids? Such as Lysine, Arginine and Histidine which are basic.
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It's from the Carboxyl group on the "amino" area. Every amino acid has a COOH group on their structure.
Some molecules have both acidic and basic ends even though a molecule overall is only one pH.
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