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What is the chemical formula for an amino acid?
« on: 22/03/2009 15:07:56 »
Hey, sorry, for one of my bits of coursework I have been instructed to "Give the structures of twelve amino acids".

What would you interpret at the "structure", because personally I'd draw it, but It's got to be a printed text document.

How would you report an amino acid structure?
« Last Edit: 22/03/2009 21:59:36 by chris »

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Re: What is the chemical formula for an amino acid?
« Reply #1 on: 22/03/2009 16:57:39 »
Well, I guess you could do this sort of thing.
Valine
HO2CCH(NH2)CH(CH3)2
Though that doesn't specify the R or S form.

 

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