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H → can only make 1 bond
C → prefers to have 4 bonds and follows the octet rule
O → prefers to have 2 bonds and follows the octet rule
N → prefers to have 3 bonds and follows the octet rule
The reasonable Lewis structure is of the amino acid is:
The Murchison meteorite that landed in Australia in 1969 contained 92 different amino acids, including 21 found in Earth organisms. A skeleton structure (single bonds only) of one of these extraterrestrial amino acids is shown below.
Draw a Lewis structure, and identify any atoms having a nonzero formal charge.
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