“Strong” and “weak” forces are crucial for biomolecular structure and function. The “strong” ones hold the backbone permanently together; the “weak” ones allow the protein to form its three-dimensional structure and to fluctuate around the main structure. Much biological action is intimately related to movements. A knowledge of the various forces is therefore necessary for an understanding of structure and function.
KeywordsDipole Moment Proton Transfer Electric Dipole Moment Ionic Bond Gibbs Energy Change
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