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Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by BodybldgDoc, Apr 17, 2007.

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    If pH<pI would the overall charge on the amino acid be positive or negative? And why?
     
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    pH<pI = positive
    pH>pI = Negetive
    pH=pI = Isoelectric
     
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    If it is acidic ie ph<pi there would be more protons on the amino acid, making it positive, if it is in basic solution, the protons would be stripped off making the amino acid negative.
     

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