posted by Needs help! URGENT!! on .
the monomer of a protein is an amino acid right? Ok, well what is the general formula for an amino acid?
Would it be: H2NCH2COOH (the 2's would be subscripted).
Actually, I think it should be this: H2NCHRCOOH (the 2's would be subscripted), where R is the R group...is this right?
Yes, what you have is Glycine.
It's the simplest of the amino acids with the H as an R group.
If you want the general formula It would be R replacing the H.
oh ok, but can I write it this way: H2NCHRCOOH or does the R need to be in brackets.
I'd write it like this=> RCH(NH2)COOH
oh ok thanks!!!