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Homework Help: Resonance raman spectroscopy for analysing metallobiosite

  1. Nov 11, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    The question relates to carbonic anhydrase with Zinc at the biosite. (1ca2 on protein data bank).

    Q: Why can you not study the water bound to the zinc when the molecule is in an aqueous solution?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I've had a few thoughts but im getting myself confused...

    My course materials tell me that water is transparent to the wavelength of radiation being used (UV-Vis), but that was simply in relation to raman spectroscopy.

    Is this still the case of resonance raman spectroscopy?
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