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I don't understand what are the products of alkaline hydrolysis of peptides/proteins...
Is it carboxylates only? Or carboxylates and amines?

if it is carboxylates and amines then how do you know which amino acid monomer is the carboxylate and which one is the amine?
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Each monomer has a carboxyl end AND an amine end.

In alkaline hydrolysis, both ends are deprotonated, so you end up with the amine group NH2 and the carboxyl group as the ion, i.e. COO-

In acidic conditions, you'd have NH3+ and COOH.
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(Original post by Da Di Doo)
I don't understand what are the products of alkaline hydrolysis of peptides/proteins...
Is it carboxylates only? Or carboxylates and amines?

if it is carboxylates and amines then how do you know which amino acid monomer is the carboxylate and which one is the amine?
The proteins essentially form by eliminating a water molecule from each amino acid. The hydroxide is good at putting the water back in and getting the amino acids back.
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