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Tripeptide Protein: Acidic, Basic, or Neutral?

Alanine has an R-group structure of CH3, cysteine has an R-group structure of HS-CH2, and aspartic acid has an R-group structure of HOOC-CH2

Write out the structural formula for this tripeptide, asp-ala-cys. Is the tripeptide basic, acidic, or neutral? How can you tell?

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It is awfully difficult to draw complete structures with this type of response method. I am going to assume that you know some basic amino acid chemistry and how they bond to each other. See attached document for the 3 structures. One ...

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Structures for aspartic acid, cysteine and alanine are drawn in the attached Word document. Explanation is 166 words.

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