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Shape of Myoglobin

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:36 am
by Cecilia Jardon 1I
I was wondering what would the shape of myoglobin be? I was thinking that it would be octahedral since it has 6 regions of electron densities. Is that right?

Re: Shape of Myoglobin

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:56 am
by Chem_Mod
When oxygen is bound, then yes, it would be octahedral.

Re: Shape of Myoglobin

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:44 am
by Cecilia Jardon 1I
Oh okay, thank you so then if oxygen were not bound then it would be square pyramidal?

Re: Shape of Myoglobin

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:45 am
by Cecilia Jardon 1I
Oh okay, thank you so then if oxygen were not bound then it would be square pyramidal?