6th October 2019


Which functional groups acts as a base?

A carboxyl group consists of a carbon double-bonded to an oxygen and also bonded to a -OH group. Compounds with carboxyl groups are called carboxylic acids or organic acids. The carboxyl group can act as an acid when by donating a proton (H+) to a solution and becoming ionized.

Similarly, it is asked, what forms a disulfide bond?

Disulfide bonds in proteins are formed between the thiol groups of cysteine residues by the process of oxidative folding. The other sulfur-containing amino acid, methionine, cannot form disulfide bonds. That is, the disulfide bond destabilizes the unfolded form of the protein by lowering its entropy.

Which functional group acts as a weak base?

Keyboard Shortcuts for using Flashcards:
Alcoholhighly polar and may act as a weak acid O-H
carboxylic acidacts as an acid -COOH
aldehydemay be a structural isomer of a ketone C=O
thiolforms disulfide bonds S-H
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