What is the name of the bond that joins amino acids?

1 Answer
Dec 28, 2016

A peptide bond, which is the bond between the carbonyl carbon and the nitrogen in the amide fragment.

An example of an amino acid peptide chain is:


The peptide bond is formed by dehydration, which is the removal of the carboxyl hydroxyl on one amino acid and one #"H"# on the amine end of another: