OCR A-level Chemistry Organic acids
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Amino acids are organic compounds, containing Carbon, Oxygen, Hydrogen, Nitrogen and a variable side chain group, here represented by 'R'. A chain of amino acids connected by peptide bonds forms a protein.
Esters are compounds formed by a condensation reaction between a carboxylic acid and an alcohol, known as esterification. The functional group of an ester is (-COO), known as an ester link.
A dicarboxylic acid contains two -COOH functional groups. They are used in the production of copolymers.
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