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Amino acids

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Amino acids are biologically important molecules made from amine (-NH2) and carboxylic acid (-COOH) functional groups, along with a side-chain specific to each amino acid. The key elements of an amino acid are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. (Wikipedia)

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Organic acids
Organic nitrogen compounds

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