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Attempt Titrating an Amino Acid Against a Weak Base and Discover the Number of Dissociating ( Ionizable ) Functional Groups in the Amino Acid. - Biology

Attempt titrating an amino acid against a weak base and discover the number of dissociating ( ionizable ) functional groups in the amino acid.

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Solution 1

The existence of different ionic forms of amino acids can be easily understood by the titration curves. The number of dissociating functional group is one in case of neutral and basic amino acids and two in case of acidic amino acids

Solution 2

Titrating a neutral or basic amino acid against a weak base will dissociate only one functional group, whereas titration between acidic amino acid and a weak acid will dissociate two or more functional groups

Concept: Analyse - Chemical Composition
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NCERT Class 11 Biology Textbook
Chapter 9 Biomolecules
Q 10 | Page 161
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