How do you define denaturation of a protein?

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I need to know how denaturation affects the hydrogen bonds of a protein, I also need to be able to define it, and I need to know something about ionic strength, can anyone help?

(and yes I am doing the albumen project thing)
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I need to know how denaturation affects the hydrogen bonds of a protein, I also need to be able to define it, and I need to know something about ionic strength, can anyone help?

(and yes I am doing the albumen project thing)
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Denaturing effects the hydrogen bonds between the charged particles of a protien in its tertiary shape, as it denatures the bonds break and the charges on the protiens molecules change. Hope this is right lol don't do biology anymore whoo
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when a protein is denatured the bonds that hold the 3D tertiary structure of the protein break. The polypeptide chains open up and become randomly arranged. Therefore the tertiary 3D structure is different and so it no longer carries out its job. e.g. enzymes - the substrate will no longer fit the active site!!

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