Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.3 Carbon Compounds - Understand Key Concepts - Page 56: 18



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This formula is indicative of that of an amino acid. An amino acid has an amino group (-NH$_{2}$) at one end and a carboxyl group (-COOH) at the other. This is exactly what we see in this formula.
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