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what is zwitter ion ?

Asked by निकोदिमुस 30th July 2017, 10:41 AM
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Answer:

The carboxylic acid group being acidic tends to lose a proton, and the amine group being basic tends to gain a proton.

Amino acids in solution exist as an equilibrium mixture of neutral molecules and dipolar ions called zwitter ions:

H2N -

R
|
C
|
H

- COOH

Neutral molecule

 


+H3N -

R
|
C
|
H

- COO-

Zwitter ion

Answered by Expert 3rd August 2017, 4:12 PM
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