Polymerisation of Amino Acids
Quick revise
  • Two amino acids can be linked by a CONDENSATION reaction (removal of a water molecule)

  • This creates a PEPTIDE BOND between the Carbon atom in the acid group and the Nitrogen atom in the amine group

  • The resulting molecule is called a DIPEPTIDE

  • A chain of amino acids can be built up in this way - it is called a POLYPEPTIDE

  • A protein may contain just one polypeptide or may have two or more chains that interact


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