Ascorbic Acid, or Vitamin C, is not a carboxylic acid.
a) What functional groups are contained in this compound?
b) Naturally occurring Vitamin C is L-Ascorbic Acid. Identify the assymetric carbon(s) in
c) What are the major natural sources of Vitamin C?
d) Will this compound be Water soluble? Explain.
Draw the simplest possible tertiary (3°) amine in which the three hydrocarbon chains are all
10. Dopamine is a naturally occurring neurotransmitter.
a) What functional groups are present in this compound?
b) What medicinal effects are generated by Dopamine?
c) What is the amino acid used to biosynthesize Dopamine? What is its structure? How
does this molecule have to be modified to form Dopamine?
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