I understand if and R group has a nh2 it will remain nh2 in the Zwitterion and these have neutral charges.
however if this was in acidic conditions and therefore would act as a base does that mean both nh2 would become nh3+ and the coo- become COOH or what happens to the extra nh2 in the R group under acidic conditions?
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- Thread Starter
- 09-05-2015 08:50
- 09-05-2015 09:25
First one NH2 group protonate, then the COO-*, then the other NH2.
*forming a zwitterion, since there is no overall charge, i.e. 1xNH4+, 1xCOO- & 1xNH2