Biological Compounds

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Tamera Scott 1G
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Biological Compounds

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:31 pm

Lavelle mentioned that biological compounds with N lone pair can act as a base. What about acids?

chaggard
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Re: Biological Compounds

Postby chaggard » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:10 pm

I don't believe so because acids like HNO3 have nitrogen in it but there is no lone pair due to the addition of Hydrogen

Michael_Navarro_1H
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Re: Biological Compounds

Postby Michael_Navarro_1H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:56 pm

Since N has the additional lone pair, it acts as a lone pair donor and thus acts as the base in solution,

Dhwani Krishnan 1G
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Re: Biological Compounds

Postby Dhwani Krishnan 1G » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:34 pm

it wouldn't make sense for a Nitrogen lone pair to act as an acid, as acids are e- pair acceptors by definition, not donors.


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