Problem: The amino acid glycine is shown below. The carboxylic acid functional group (-COOH) has a pKa of around 2 and the amine group (-NH2 ) has a pKb of around 4. Draw the predominant structure of glycine in a solution with a pH of 6.

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The amino acid glycine is shown below. The carboxylic acid functional group (-COOH) has a pKa of around 2 and the amine group (-NH2 ) has a pKb of around 4.

Draw the predominant structure of glycine in a solution with a pH of 6.

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