14.16: How do you explain the amphoteric behaviour of amino acids?
O ∥ ∥R-CH-C-O-H⇌R-CH-C-O- ∥ | :NH2 N+H3 Zwitter ion
Therefore, in zwitter ionic form, the amino acid can act both as an acid and as a base.
Thus, amino acids show amphoteric behaviour.
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