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UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Zwitterions?
UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Zwitterions?

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.Sam.
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Molecule with +ve and ve charge at different locations on a molecule.

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0how is this stable?

.Sam.
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Its stable, the charges cancel out each other, this happens pretty often for amino acids

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0why dosent the electron move toward the exposed proton ?

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0does it have something to do with electron shells filling up?

UnkleRhaukus
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so the RHS is favoured because it is a lower energy state right?

.Sam.
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1It depends on the Ka and Kb value for proton transfer, it doesn't mean it will always work

.Sam.
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Normally, amino acids in solution of water are required to induce zwitterion formation in a given amino acid molecule. First reaction: \[H_2NCH_2CO_2H + H_2O \leftarrow \rightarrow H_2NCH_2COO^ + H_3O^+\] Second reaction: \[H_2NCH_2CO_2H + H_2O \leftarrow \rightarrow ^+H_3NCH_2COOH +OH^\] Overall reaction: \[H_2NCH_2CO_2H \leftarrow \rightarrow ^+H_3NCH_2COO^ \] You can also say that water plays an important role in inducing zwitterion formation. But the yield depends on equilibrium constant K, and amount of water, large K value means the forward direction is favored.
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