Woolen clothing shrinks when washed in hot water, but items made of silk do not. Suggest a reason, based on information from this chapter.
Answer to relevant QuestionsThe terms configuration and conformation appear in descriptions of molecular structure. How do they differ? What is the nature of “random” structure in proteins? Comment on the energetics of protein folding in light of the information in this chapter. Describe what happens according to the “amyloid cascade hypothesis.” Which enzymes or chemicals would you choose to use to cut the protein from Question 50? Why?
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