Problem: Which statement regarding the two amino acids (phenylalanine & tryptophan) below is true? A) tryptophan is a stronger acid than phenylalanine as it has a larger pKa B) tryptophan is a weaker acid than phenylalanine as it has a larger pKa C) phenylalanine is a stronger acid than tryptophan as it has a smaller pKa D) phenylalanine is a weaker acid than tryptophan as it has a smaller pKa E) B) and C) are both true 

🤓 Based on our data, we think this question is relevant for Professor Koerner's class at UIUC.

FREE Expert Solution
Problem Details

Which statement regarding the two amino acids (phenylalanine & tryptophan) below is true?

A) tryptophan is a stronger acid than phenylalanine as it has a larger pKa

B) tryptophan is a weaker acid than phenylalanine as it has a larger pKa

C) phenylalanine is a stronger acid than tryptophan as it has a smaller pKa

D) phenylalanine is a weaker acid than tryptophan as it has a smaller pKa

E) B) and C) are both true 

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the pKa concept. You can view video lessons to learn pKa. Or if you need more pKa practice, you can also practice pKa practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofWhich statement regarding the two amino acids (phenylalanine...as medium difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Organic tutor, Jonathan took 1 minute and 43 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Koerner's class at UIUC.