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Higher Chemistry - Unit Two - Proteins
What element is essential for protein formation?
What kind of polymerisation are proteins made from?
What kind of link do proteins contain?
The amide / peptide link
Draw the amide link
What are the two types of proteins?
Fibrous and globular
What are fibrous proteins like? Give an example
Fibrous proteins are long and thin.
Examples include hair, nails and skin
What are globular proteins like? Give an example
Globular proteins are more spherical in shape.
Examples include enzymes, hormones and haemoglobin
What are essential amino acids?
Amino acids that your body cannot make so ones that you must have in your diet
Enzymes are p_____?
An enzyme is specific because of its...?
What happens at the wrong temperature or pH to an enzyme?
It becomes denatured (loses its shape)