2_12 - 2/11/2010 Chapter 17 An amino acid is an organic...

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2/11/2010 1 Chapter 17 An amino acid is an organic group that contains both an amino group (-NH 2 ) and a carboxyl group (-COOH). Amino acid are the building blocks for all proteins.
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2/11/2010 2 Amino acids covalently linked to one another for a peptide: an unbranched chain of amino acids. Rule 1: Select as the parent carbon chain the longest chain to which the nitrogen atom is attached. Rule 2: Name the parent chain by changing the -e ending of the corresponding alkane name to -amine . Rule 3: Number the parent chain from the end nearest the nitrogen atom. Rule 4: The position of attachment of the nitrogen atom is indicated by a number in front of the parent chain name. Rule 5: The identity and location of any substituents are appended to the front of the parent chain name.
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3 Secondary and tertiary amines are named as N- substituted primary amines . The largest carbon group bonded to the nitrogen is used as the parent amine name. The names of the other groups attached to the nitrogen are appended to the front of the base name.
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This note was uploaded on 05/05/2010 for the course CHM 1031 taught by Professor Gow during the Spring '09 term at University of Florida.

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