Acids and Bases for Physicists
Charges are essential for the stability and function of many proteins. To understand the effect of the environment, particularly its pH on stability and function, a few concepts are needed.
KeywordsCharged Side Chain Charged Side Physicist Charge Neighboring Water Molecule Neutral Side
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