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Chapter 16, Problem 3SC
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Pick the correct statement about proteins.

a. Proteins are long chains of monosaccharides linked together by peptide bonds.

b. Proteins function primarily as a means of short-term energy storage.

c. Proteins are long chains of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The correct statement about proteins is to be determined.

Concept introduction:

Amino acids are the repeating structural units in a protein molecule.

Amino acids consist of the amino group and the carboxylic acid group, which is bonded to the central carbon atom. The basic structure of an amino acid is as follows:

              H                   |NH2  C  COOH               |              R

Explanation of Solution

Reason for the correct option:

Proteins are the building blocks of the body. Amino acids are joined together by a peptide bond to form proteins. The peptide bond is formed by the reaction between the acidic end of one amino acid and the amine side of another amino acid. Long-chain amino acids are formed through these types of linkages. Therefore, option (c) is correct...

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