Aminoacidsaresubstitutedmethanes

Amino acids are substituted methanes. Justify why are they calleda-amino acids ?

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Amino acids are substituted methanes because they contain four substituent groups, hydrogen; carboxyl group, amino group and a variable group ®; these substituents are present on the a-carbon and hence, are called a-amino acids.

Some amino acids in which hydrogen atom is replaced by methane hence,those all amino acids are known as substituted methane.                    Enjoy the answer

Some amino acids in which hydrogen atom is replaced by methane hence,those all amino acids are known as substituted methane.                    Enjoy the answer