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Amino acids are essential to life.
In the 1950s the Miller-Urey experiment showed that simple amino acids, such as glycine (NH2CH2COOH), could have been produced from the Earth’s early atmosphere.
The Miller-Urey experiment showed that simple amino acids could be produced by reactions between hydrocarbons, ammonia and water.
Explain how the Miller-Urey experiment suggests that reactions between the
substances in Titan’s atmosphere could also produce simple amino acids.
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- Thread Starter
- 18-04-2013 18:58
- 18-04-2013 22:44
- methane / carbon monoxide in Titan's atmosphere contains carbon
- nitrogen and hydrogen also present in Titan’s atmosphere
- carbon monoxide contains oxygen
- amino acids contain carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen + oxygen
- some source of energy can combine them - was lightning/sparks in the M-U expt
Can't remember how many marks it was but some combination of those should do the trick... if a 6-marker then QWC applies.