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What Are Essential and Non-essential Amino Acids? Give Two Examples Of Each Type. - Chemistry

What are essential and non-essential amino acids? Give two examples of each type.

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Solution 1

Essential amino acids are required by the human body, but they cannot be synthesised in the body. They must be taken through food. For example: valine and leucine

Non-essential amino acids are also required by the human body, but they can be synthesised in the body. For example: glycine, and alanine

Solution 2

α-Amino acids which are needed for good health and proper growth of human beings but are not synthesized by the human body are called- essential amino acids. For example, valine, leucine, phenylalanine, etc. On the other hand, α-amino acids which are needed for health and growth of human beings and are synthesized by the human body are called non-essential amino acids. For example, glycine, alanine, aspartic acid etc.

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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 14 Biomolecules
Q 11 | Page 423
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