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    Amino Acids and Proteins

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    1. What is the difference between an amino acid and a protein? How does this difference in structure affect biological function?

    2. Give an example of a hydrophobic group and a hydrophilic group.

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    A protein is a polymer made up of amino acids. If you think in analogies, a protein would be like a train and the amino acids would be the individual boxcars. In other words, amino acids are the building block of proteins. An amino acid is an organic molecule ...

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    Brief explanation of the differences between amino acids and proteins are given, including structure and biological function.