Chemical Equilibrium

State where the rate of the forward reaction is equal to the rate of the backwards reaction.

There is no net change in the concentration of the reactants or the products.

Also known as Dynamic Equilibrium.

Amino Acid

The organic compounds that combine, via peptide bond, to form proteins.

Amino acids must contain both an amino functional group and a carboxylic acid functional group bonded to the alpha carbon. The variation in amino acid composition results from the side chain that is also bonded to the alpha carbon. The fourth bond on the alpha carbon is a hydrogen.