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An example of a molecule that contains an asymmetric carbon is an amino acid. This is because these molecules contain a central carbon atom attached to an amino group, carboxyl group, hydrogen atom and a variable side chain.
- ↑ Berg, J., Tymoczko, J. and Stryer, L. (2011). Biochemistry. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. p27
- ↑ Hartl, D. and Ruvolo, M. (2012). Genetics. Burlington, MA: Jones &amp; Bartlett Learning. p347