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. Alpha amino acids are organic acid molecules that also happen to contain an amino group (—NH2) on the second carbon atom of the acid’s chain. Proteins are condensation polymers of such alpha amino acids. The reaction by which the long chain of the protein forms is very similar to the reaction by which nylon forms, resulting in the formation of the linkage

Chapter 20, Problem 126AP, . Alpha amino acids are organic acid molecules that also happen to contain an amino group (—NH2) on , example  1

which is called an ‘amide” (or ‘peptide”) linkage. Show how the following two amino acids could react with each other to produce an amide linkage, resulting in the formation of a dimer (a “dipeptide”).

Chapter 20, Problem 126AP, . Alpha amino acids are organic acid molecules that also happen to contain an amino group (—NH2) on , example  2

How could this dipeptide then go on to react with additional amino acids to form a polypeptide’?

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Interpretation:

The structures of all possible dipeptide must be drawn for the given two amino acids. How it reacts with additional amino acid must also be shown.

Concept Introduction:

Amino acids react by amide bond formation through water elimination.

Explanation

The amino group of one carboxylic acid reacts with the carboxylic acid of another carboxylic acid to give the dimer or dipeptide...

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