How Amino Acids Form Protein Video


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Amino acids are the basic building blocks of proteins. Which of the following is NOT a basic component of every amino acid?

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1. Which term is defined as a chemical bond that joins amino acids together?

2. When a bond forms between two amino acids, we see that the carboxyl group of one amino acid bonds with the _____ of the second amino acid.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combo will help test your general understanding of the vocabulary surrounding this topic. The questions will provide you definitions of key terms and you will need to identify the word the definition describes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Basic components of amino acids
  • Chemical bonds
  • Peptide bonds between amino acids
  • The loss of water when two amino acids bond
  • Amino acid chains

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of how amino acids bond together
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the carboxyl groups of amino acids
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the components of amino acids

Additional Learning

The lesson called How Amino Acids Form Protein will help you learn more about this subject. The lesson has these objectives:

  • Learn how amino acids form proteins
  • Explore bodily sources and outside sources of amino acids
  • Examine the basic structure common to all amino acids
  • Discover the bonds that hold amino acids together
  • Illustrate how the difference between dipeptides, polypeptides, and proteins
  • Understand why dehydration is a necessary byproduct of dipeptide formation