The pKa of an amino acid depends upon its type, group and side chains. For example, when lysine is part of the carboxylic acid group, it has a pKa of 2.18, compared to a pKa of 8.95 when it is part of the amino group and... More »

Several carboxylic acids exist with different pKa values. The simplest carboxylic acid, acetic acid, has a pKa value of 4.7. A carboxylic acid is an organic compound containing the functional group COOH. Additional carbo... More »

The pKa for phosphoric acid is 2.15 for the first dissociation, 7.20 for the second dissociation and 12.35 for the third dissociation. These values are based on an ambient temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, and are known... More »

The pKa of sulfuric acid is -3. This value corresponds to a Ka of 1.0 x 10^3 as the pKa is the negative logarithm of the Ka value. Sulfuric acid is considered a strong acid because the Ka is larger than 1. More »

The pKa of benzoic acid is equal to approximately 4.20. The pKa value is a measure of the acidity of a substance, with lower values indicating a stronger acid. More »

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One codon makes up an amino acid. A codon is defined as a sequence of three nucleotides. Taken together, this sequence of nucleotides forms a single unit of genetic code found within a DNA or RNA molecule. More »

The amino acid represented by the mRNA codon ACA is threonine. This amino acid is one of 64 triplets of nucleotides that comprise the genetic code. More »