MCAT Physical : Amino Acids and Classification

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Example Question #1 : Amino Acids And Classification

Which of the following amino acids are acidic?

I. Glutamate

II. Proline

III. Glycine

IV. Arginine

Possible Answers:

I and IV

I, II and IV

II and III

I only

Correct answer:

I only


Glutamate (glutamic acid), is the only one of which that contain an acidic functional group (carboxylic acid). Arginine is basic while proline and glycine considered non-polar.

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