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Formation of dipeptides and tripeptides?

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So each amino acid has a C in the middle, an R group, an amine group, and a carboxyl group, right? The carboxyl group of one AA and the amine group of the other AA react to form a water [H2O], and this is a condensation reaction. The hydrogen of the amine group is taken out and the -OH part of the carboxyl group of the other amino acid is taken out to form the water molecule. That's a dipeptide. For a tripeptide, do the same thing to one end of the dipeptide and the other end of the new amino acid. Does that make sense? Is that what you were asking for?

Edit: Here's a crappy drawing to go with the explanation :D


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