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What will happen to the aspartic acid?
« on: November 08, 2019, 05:51:46 PM »
In a very acidic environment (pH < 1), the essential amino acid aspartic acid will look like



Could you guys please help me solve this one? I don't know how to start solving it. I know that "in a very acidic environment" there is a lot of H+, but I'm stuck here.

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Re: What will happen to the aspartic acid?
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 09:51:47 AM »
Think about pKa values and the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation.

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