Problem: Four amino acids are shown below. Identify the amino acids drawn in the L configuration. Select all that apply. a) serineb) asparaginec) isoleucined) glutamate

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● The L-configuration is commonly represented in the following ways:

Since all given molecules are in Fischer projection, just look for the amine on the left. 

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Four amino acids are shown below. Identify the amino acids drawn in the L configuration. 


Select all that apply. 

a) serine

b) asparagine

c) isoleucine

d) glutamate


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