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Our blood is able to maintain a pH of about 7.5 because our body acts like a buffer solution. Regulating pH is crucial so that our protein structures...

Our blood is able to maintain a pH of about 7.5 because our body acts like a buffer solution. Regulating pH is crucial so that our protein structures remain intact and functional. Which statement about protein in the human body is NOT correct?


a. Protein consists partially of amine groups that are neutral as a result of protonation (of one H+ ion).

b. Protein contains deprotonated carboxylate groups, resulting in a negative charge.

c. The carboxylate groups in protein act very much like carboxylic acid groups (-COOH), except that they are deprotonated.

d. If the human body did not act like a buffer solution, each time you ingested an acid the carboxylate groups would protonate, causing the protein structure to disintegrate.



What is the pH of a buffer solution comprised of 3.95 M HCOOH and 0.35 M HCOO- in a 1 L solution after 0.30 mol NaOH (where Ka = 1.77 x 10-4) is added?


a. 3.65

b. 9.94

c. 4.30

d. 3.00

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1) The correct answer is : a. Protein consists partially of amine groups that are... View the full answer

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Because after protonation of amine group in protein it become acidic in nature.so... View the full answer

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