GLYCINE* - (56-40-6)

Introduction

Name: glycine*; aminoethanoic acid; aminoacetic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 56-40-6
Chemical Formula: C2H5NO2
Molar Mass: 75.0666 g
State of Matter: white solid
Mass Percent: C 32.000 %; H 6.7136 %; N 18.659 %; O 42.627 % 
Isomers:  nitroethane

Classification

• organic

Uses/Function

• "...first amino acid isolated from a protein." 1

Bonding

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Sources

(1) - Brownlee, Raymond B., Fuller, Robert W., and Whitsit, Jesse E. Elements of Chemistry; Allyn and Bacon: Boston, Massachusetts, 1959; p 322.