Zwitterion: Structure & Function


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What is the net charge on an amino acid in the zwitterion form?

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1. What functional group contributes a + charge to an amino acid in the zwitterions form?

2. Which of these structures is a zwitterion?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Zwitterions have a negative end and a positive end, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the structure and functions of zwitterions. To pass the quiz, you should be familiar with the characteristics of zwitterions, like the reason why some zwitterions are important in medicine.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying a zwitterion
  • Understanding the physical property characteristic of amino acids in their zwitterion form
  • Identifying why types of zwitterions are important in medicine
  • Recognizing the group that contributes a + charge to an amino acid in the zwitterions form

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related zwitterions lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the structure of zwitterions and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an amino acid in the zwitterion form
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about zwitterions in medicine

Additional Learning

To learn more about zwitterions, review the following lesson titled Zwitterion: Structure & Function. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the linguistic composition of the word 'zwitterion'
  • Understand the significance of pH values in regards to zwitterions
  • Know new vocabulary terms, like micelle