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Why are amino acids amphipathic?

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#1 Tomedb

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 04:19 AM

Despite the symmetry of the amine to carbon bond, the carbon is more electronegative than the two hydrogen atoms, so this is a polar region of the molecule. The carboxyl to carbon bond is also polar, despite the symmetry. So how are amino acids amphipathic, if there's no non-polar region in sight?







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