HW Problem 6.21

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Ananta3G
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HW Problem 6.21

Postby Ananta3G » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:52 pm

Hi! Can someone help me figure out this problem? The two strands of the nucleic acid DNA are held together by hydrogen bonding between four organic bases. The structure of one of these bases, thymine, is shown below. (a) How many protons can this base accept? (b) Draw the structure of each conjugate acid that can be formed. (c) Mark with an asterisk any structure that can show amphiprotic behavior in aqueous solution.

I am really unsure how to tell how many protons it can accept?

Also, how do I know generally if something can be amphiprotic?

Thank you!

Chantel_2I
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Re: HW Problem 6.21

Postby Chantel_2I » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:58 pm

Where N has a lone pair, it can usually accept a proton.


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