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Amino acids are amphoteric in nature. This means that

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They behave as a base in acidic medium and as an acid in alkaline medium
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They behave as an acid in acidic medium and as a base in alkaline medium
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They behave as an acid in acidic medium or alkaline medium
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They behave as a base in acidic medium or alkaline medium
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The correct option is A They behave as a base in acidic medium and as an acid in alkaline medium
An amino acid has both acidic and basic functional groups as COOH and NH2 respectively, hence they behave as acids in alkaline medium and bases in acidic medium
So, the correct answer is 'They behave as a base in acidic medium and as an acid in alkaline medium'

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