What is the structural flat representation of an amino acid molecule?

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Biology

An amino acid has a central carbon to which a carboxyl group binds on a side and to which a –R (variable radical) binds on the opposite side. In the perpendicular direction of those ligands an amine group binds the central carbon on one side and a hydrogen binds on the opposite side.

The bind of the carboxyl group to a carbon where a hydrogen is laterally attached is responsible for the name “acid” in amino acids. The bound of an amine group in the central carbon provides the name “amino”.

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Dipti KC
Apr 7, 2023
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