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    Hi, can someone explain how the condensation reactions occur that form dipeptides and tripeptides? The notes I have aren't that clear.
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    The OH group on the carboxylic acid on 1 molecule reacts with one of the Hs on the amine in another molecule. That forms water. The N from the amine now bonds to the C from the carboxylic acid forming an amide/peptide bond.

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    Where you looking for a more in depth answer? Reaction mechanisms and stuff?
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    (Original post by Wardy23)
    The OH group on the carboxylic acid on 1 molecule reacts with one of the Hs on the amine in another molecule. That forms water. The N from the amine now bonds to the C from the carboxylic acid forming an amide/peptide bond.

    Hope that helps.

    Where you looking for a more in depth answer? Reaction mechanisms and stuff?
    If only it were that easy.
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    (Original post by cpchem)
    If only it were that easy.
    isn't that true for most cases in organic chem!
 
 
 

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