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  1. #1 NH3 and Amino Acid 
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    I wonder is there any reeaction when you put amino acid into concentrated ammonia water solution? will the carboxyl group react with NH3H2O to form a sault? or other product?


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    No, there will be no reaction. There will be temporary associations between the positive and negative ions, but these are not considered reaction products. You could later recover the amino acid unchanged.


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    But why the NH3OH won't react with the caboxyl group of the amion acid?
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    It is only a temporary association. If you try to isolate a product from solution , the carboxyl group loses it association with NH4+ replacing it with H+ from solution. You simply recover the carboxyl group -COOH.
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