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how do you tell if an amino acid is hydrophobic or hydrophillic?

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  1. sivasankari Group Title
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    If the aminoacid is present in the core of protein it is said to be hydrophobic whereas when it is present on the surface it is said to be hydrophilic

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    the core part of the protein is always hydrophobic!!and surfacial part is hydrophilic as their functional group are hydrophilics!!

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    General rule of thumb, look at the side chain and if there are functional groups that can hydrogen-bond, they are hydrophillic (usually -OH or -N) If they're charged, they're hydrophillic. If they are all hydrocarbons, they're hydrophobic. There are a couple on the edge and you will need to check but most follow this rule.

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