Identifying amino acids

how can you tell if its hydrophobic or hydrophilic?

Hey there! Hydrophobic amino acids are non-polar, and hydrophilic ones are polar. You’d have to look at the charges of the molecule and see if they cancel out to 0 or end up as either a negative or positive charge.

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