Peptide bond

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A peptide bond is formed between two molecules via a dehydration synthesis reaction, usually between amino acids. The carboxy group of one molecule reacts with the amino group of the other molecule, releasing a molecule of water (H2O).

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- C - O - H  +  H - N -
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         reacts to
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- C - N -    +    H - O - H
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