Problem: Is this molecule an acid, a base, or neutral? Why?A) baseB) neutralC) acid A) because it has a carboxyl groupB) because it has a protonated amine group C) because it contains an OH groupD) because it has an unprotonated amine groupE) because it contains H atoms in its structure

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Is this molecule an acid, a base, or neutral? Why?

A) base

B) neutral

C) acid 


A) because it has a carboxyl group

B) because it has a protonated amine group 

C) because it contains an OH group

D) because it has an unprotonated amine group

E) because it contains H atoms in its structure

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