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    Hello TSR,

    I was wondering if anyone could explain to me how carboxylic acid affects the chemical behaviour of amino acids. My teacher told me that carboxylic acid is involved in the reaction of amino acids, i would like to get my head around it so i can include it into my powerpoint about carboxylic acid.

    So if someone could please help me i would be really grateful, thank you very much!
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    Is the carboxyl group involved in the reaction of amino acids, forming peptide bonds?
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    The peptide bond forms between the carboxyl group and the amino group (i think).
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    Amino acids are amphoteric which means they have both acidic and basic qualities, the COOH group gives it, it's acidic qualities :yep:

    The carboxyl group is invloved in forming peptide (amide) bonds an amine group (NH2) attacks the COOH in an addition-elimination reaction with the loss of water
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    Thank You!
 
 
 
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