We're being asked to draw the zwitterionic form of the dipeptide formed using alanine and leucine.
Recall that a zwitterion is an ion that contains both positive and negative charge, having a net charge of zero.
Peptides contains ionizable groups in their C-terminal, N-terminal, and R-groups.
Draw one possible dipeptide that is formed between alanine and leucine, as the zwitterion. Highlight the atoms of the carbonyl group on the N-terminal amino acid. To highlight an atom, click on the yellow highlighter tool, then click on the specific atom.
If leucine is the C-terminal amino acid, what is the full name of the dipeptide? Do not use abbreviations.
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