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Unformatted text preview: for 3 protons. SEE LECTURE PPT Steps for problem solving: 1. identify aid and base components 2. use henderson-hasslebalch equation, calculate molar ratios of various species present at a particular pH. must use the right pKas Amino Acids - building blocks of proteins. - tetrahedral- C is covalently bonded to 4 diff subs. Side chain called R group, COOH, hydrogen and amino group. 2 properties are evident from tetrahedral structure 1. stereoisomerism due to the tetrahedral carbon - The "C" is asymmetric and the groups ... 2. Acid-base properties. - polyprotic acids. Most amino acids found in proteins are L amino acids, except for glycine - (its not asymmetric. .. so it doesnt have L or D) *** responsible for the structure of the amino acids*** only the R- side group changes. also know the 1- letter abbreviation of the amino acid....
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