anonymous
  • anonymous
Consider the structures of HME and histidine, then predict what the relative pKas of the -amino groups are in these two compounds and briefly explain your comparison
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abb0t
  • abb0t
histidine is basic, polar.
anonymous
  • anonymous
so whats the pka of their alpha amino groups?, i thought they were both polar
abb0t
  • abb0t
What do you mean by HME?

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anonymous
  • anonymous
histidine methyl ester
abb0t
  • abb0t
i don't know the pKa, i am sure you can find their properties online. On wikipedia, the pKa of histidine says 6.0, by adding a methyl group, you make it more basic.
anonymous
  • anonymous
its only asking the pka of their amine groups and if they are the same
anonymous
  • anonymous
and why
abb0t
  • abb0t
Different structures, different values.

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