Stereochemistry in biomolecules

IB Chemistry: Stereochemistry in biomolecules

The syllabus states clearly that students need to understand that with one exception, amino acids are chiral, and only the L-configuration is found in proteins.Chirality is no problem but if students are to understand that only the L-configuration is found in nature then they need to be able to distinguish between the L- and D- forms of 2-amino acids. The syllabus does specifically require students to be able to distinguish...

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