Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425



Introductory Chemistry: A Foundati...

9th Edition
Steven S. Zumdahl + 1 other
ISBN: 9781337399425
Textbook Problem

. In general terms, what does the tertiary structure of a protein describe? Clearly distinguish between the secondary and tertiary structures.

Interpretation Introduction


Interpret tertiary structure of protein and interpret difference between secondary, and tertiary structure of protein.

Concept Introduction:

Protein is a long chain of polypeptide in which numbers of amino acids are linked to each other to produce a structure known as protein.

Each amino acid consists of carboxyl end and amino group which are joined through peptide linkage to produce dipeptide, tripeptide and polypeptide according to number of amino acids linked to each other.


Tertiary structure of protein consists of condensed and long chain of amino acid linked to each other through peptide bond. Amino group of one amino acid linked to carboxyl group of second amino acid and coiling of secondary structure results in formation of tertiary structure of protein.

In primary structure, some region of protein organized to repeating patter to produce secondary structure of protein. Secondary structure of protein consists of alpha helix and beta pleated structure...

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