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    Hey please could somebody help me with this question?

    Aminoethanoic acid (glycine), Nh2ch2cooh, is an amino acid. It is found in fish meat beans and dairy produce. It can behave both as an acid and as a base.

    Explain in terns on bronsted and lowry's ideas, why aminoethanoic acid behaves as:

    an acid when it reacts with sodium hydroxide

    a base when is reacts with hcl


    Also why is dilute hcl more reactive than dilute ethanoic acid ?
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    Remember that the Brønsted-Lowry definition of acids and bases is that of proton donors and proton acceptors. Think about how (i.e. where on the molecule) glycine could donate a proton, and how it could accept one.
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    Draw it out, that'll help. Also, have you done dative covalent bonding yet?
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    (Original post by gingerbreadman85)
    Draw it out, that'll help. Also, have you done dative covalent bonding yet?
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    (Original post by Ineedhelp998)
    nopeee
    well, find out about it from chemguide or google it then or use your textbook
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    draw out the whole thing including lone pairs. Then think about (or look up) dative bonding. The acid component of the molecule should be pretty blatant.

    Think about which parts of the molecule you recognise from commonly known acids and bases.
 
 
 
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