The Nature of a Peptide Bond

Outline the nature of a peptide bond and, using a specific example, describe the chemistry involved in the formation of a peptide bond

  • A peptide bond is a covalent bond that joins two amino acids.
  • Two amino acids can join via a peptide bond (condensation reaction).
  • A peptide is a chain of amino acids.
  • In the reaction below, the amino group and