Amino Acid Starter Kit
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Your students will discover the basic repeating structure of amino acid backbones by building 2 models. Then they can form a dipeptide bond, linking the 2 models together and creating a chain.
This kit enables your students to build and compare 2 generic amino acids models using atoms, covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds. Atoms and side chains are represented by colored spheres and follow the standard CPK color scheme; covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds are represented by sticks. After constructing and identifying the components of the 2 amino acids, they can be linked by a peptide bond to make a dipeptide – splitting out a water molecule. 3D Molecular Designs and Molymod© have teamed up to make this amino acid model available to our customers.
Components are enough to build 2 amino acid models.
The purpose of this activity is to introduce students to the structure of an amino acid displayed as a ball and stick model format. Each atom is represented by a colored sphere; covalent bonds and hydrogen bonds are represented by “sticks”. Students will build an amino acid and identify the atoms and parts of an amino acid. Students will build a dipeptide and identify components of the dipeptide.
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