Question
Fri July 22, 2011 By: Akshit Wahi

As we know that, after digestion of proteins, it converts into amino acid. Does this amino acid have any property of acids? If no then why it is named as acid?

Expert Reply
Fri July 22, 2011
general formula of amino acids is   H2N-CH-COOH ,
                                                          l
                                                          R
 
where Rcan be different functional group for different amino acids .
amino acids exists as neutral,they dont show properties of acids but ,they are known as acids because of the presence of COOH group.
They can be acidic depending on the R group attached.That you will learn in your higher classes.
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