A chemical reaction where amino
s, and lipid
s combine into polymer chain
s. As an example
Your standard amino acid has two main functional groups:
When two amino acid
s attach to each other, the resulting linkage causes an (OH) to detach from the carboxyl group
, and an (H) to attach from the amino group
. When these two are combined, they form (H2
O), also known as water.
Therefore, the process is called dehydration synthesis
The reverse/inverse of dehydration synthesis is hydrolysis.