I am aware that in the solid state pure amino acids are crystalline structures composed of zwitterions, however I cannot find any information about whether somehow this changes as they move into liquid and gaseous forms- are they zwitterions in these sates and if not, why not?

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    $\begingroup$ There's always equilibrium there - more or less of both forms. $\endgroup$ – Mithoron Apr 9 '16 at 12:35

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