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Chapter 16, Problem 62E
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Draw the structure for the tripeptide Ser-Ser-Ser . Would you expect this tripeptide to mix readily with water?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

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

Concept Introduction:

Amino acids are attached to each other by peptide bonds in order to form proteins.

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 the amino acid serine can be represented as follows:

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

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

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