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Homework Problem 3.41Part C

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:36 pm
by Iris Shim 1E
I don't understand how to be able to interpret how to set up the structure for glycine, more specifically the COOH. How do you determine which atom the oxygen atoms for the COOH attach to and where the Hydrogen attaches?

Re: Homework Problem 3.41Part C

Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 5:49 pm
by SPandya1F
Glycine is an amino acid so it has an amino group on one end (the NH2) and a carboxyl group (the COOH) on the other. For COOH, one O shares a double bond with C and the other O shares a bond with C and H. For NH2, the two Hs are bonded to N. The N should be bonded to the C in CH2. The C of COOH should be bonded to the C in CH2.