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Proteins: Primary vs Secondary Structures

Can there be a secondary structure without a primary structure? Why or why not?
Can there be a primary structure without a secondary structure? Why or why not?
What types of bonds are responsible for the secondary structure of a protein?
How would the addition of a heavy metal affect the secondary structure of a protein?

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The primary structure is the back-bone of the protein. Without a primary structure there is not structure at all as there is no back-bone. So no ...

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The solution discusses proteins, primary vs. secondary structures.

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