Organic Compound #3: Proteins

Amino acids arranged in a specific manner make up a polypeptide chain which then coils into a 3D shape to become a protein.

A protein is like a coiled up messed up slinky made of hundreds of amino acids.  When you join these amino acids, it’s commonly called a polypeptide chain.  These coil up to create a three dimensional chain.  How are amino acids joined together?  They are joined together by a dehydration synthesis reaction.  Conversely they are […]