Acids in Biochemistry

Acids and bases play major roles in biochemistry and living organisms have mechanisms for controlling their acid-base balance as measured by their pH. The human body is maintained at a pH of 7.4 . Acids play roles in the structure of organisms and in their metabolism.

Amino acids are building blocks for all proteins.

Carboxylic acids are weak polar acids that are widespread in nature. Acetic acid is an example.

Inorganic Compounds

Periodic Table

Acid concepts

Chemical reaction concepts
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