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Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids

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Which amino acid is involved in formation of disulfide bonds?

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1. Which category of amino acids cannot participate in hydrogen bonding with its side chain?

2. How many natural amino acids are there?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will check your understanding of each category of amino acids, including its charge, responsibilities, and form.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test students on the following information:

  • Amino acid involved in formation of disulfide bonds
  • Characteristics of amino acid categories
  • Structure of amino acids

Skills Practiced

Students utilizing this quiz and worksheet will gain practice in these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the structure and function of amino acids
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as polar positive, polar negative and polar neutral amino acids
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the number of natural amino acids

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Proteins III: Structure and Characteristics of the 20 Amino Acids to learn more about this topic. The lesson, together with this companion quiz and worksheet, contain the following objectives:

  • Delineate changes that occur in amino acids at biological pH
  • Describe characteristics of polar negative, polar positive, and polar neutral amino acids
  • Identify hydrophilic and hydrophobic amino acids
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