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Chapter 16, Problem 15E
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How many different amino acids exist in human proteins? How are these amino acids different from one another?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The number of amino acids in the human body is to be provided, and the reason for the amino acids being different from one another is to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

Proteins act as the building blocks of the body, and are used in many vital processes of the body.

Amino acids are molecules containing an amino group and a carboxylic acid group bonded to a central carbon atom.

Explanation of Solution

An amino acid molecule contains an amino group and a carboxylic acid group bonded to a central carbon atom. The central carbon atom also has an R group. The tetrahedral geometry of an amino acid molecule in which one of the groups is the hydrogen atom and the other is an alkyl group is as follows:

There are twenty different amino acids in the human body...

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