Asked by: Yosune Eichfeld
asked in category: General Last Updated: 14th May, 2020

What happens when biuret is added to protein?

The biuret reaction can be used to assess the concentration of proteins because peptide bonds occur with the same frequency per amino acid in the peptide. In this assay, the copper(II) binds with nitrogens present in the peptides of proteins. In a secondary reaction, the copper(II) is reduced to copper(I).

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Similarly, it is asked, how does the biuret reagent react with protein?

The Biuret reaction happens when Cu2+ - typically placed into solution as cupric sulfate, is reduced to Cu1+ as it complexes with peptide bonds in proteins. When it does so, the solution turns a purple color - lighter if there is less protein and darker if there is more.

Likewise, what is the result of biuret test? The Biuret Test is done to show the presence of peptide bonds, which are the basis for the formation of proteins. These bonds will make the blue Biuret reagent turn purple. a PURPLE/MAUVE COLOR is a positive result: protein is present.

Furthermore, what color does biuret turn in the presence of protein?

The normal color of biuret reagent is blue. The reagent turns violet in the presence of peptide bonds -- the chemical bonds that hold amino acids together. The proteins detected must have at least three amino acids, which means that the protein must have at least two peptide bonds.

Why biuret test is called biuret?

The biuret reagent is not named after z famous scientis but after a substance called biuret (H2NC(O)NHC(O)NH). Biuret is the result of the condensation of 2 molecules of urea. The reagent is so named because the peptide bonds in biuret give a positive result for the test.

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