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Chapter 16, Problem 61E
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Draw the structure for the tripeptide Leu-Leu-Leu . Would you expect this tripeptide to mix readily with water?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The structure for the tripeptide Leu-Leu-Leu is to be drawn and whether this tripeptide mixes readily with water, or not, is to be predicted.

Concept Introduction:

Amino acids are attached together, in order to form proteins by peptide bonds.

A peptide bond is formed by the reaction between the acidic end of one amino acid and the amine side of another. Long chains of amino acids are formed through these linkages.

Explanation of Solution

The structure of leucine amino acid can be represented as follows:

Three units of Leucine arelinked together to form a tripeptide. The acidic end of one amino acid reacts with the amine side of another amino acid.

Hence, the structure of the tripeptide can be represented as follows:

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