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(A) The helix to coil transition of an alanine peptide in water has been observed using numerous experimental techniques, which includes standard calorimetry. The two conformations of neighboring peptide groups in a polypeptide are shown to differ in energy by 1.3 kcal/mol. At body temperature what is the expected ratio of populations of the two conformations?

(B) How do you expect the population of these two conformations to change over that standard temperature range of water (0oC to 100oC)?

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