Ch 19: Chemistry of Nucleic Acids - DNA and RNA: Tutoring Solution

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The Chemistry of Nucleic Acids - DNA and RNA chapter of this Chemistry Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the chemistry of nucleic acids. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long and they teach all of the fundamentals of nucleic acids required in a typical chemistry course.

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Learning Objectives

  • Describe the chemical structure of nucleic acids and phosphodiester bonds.
  • Explain complementary base pairing in DNA.
  • Discuss the double helix structure of DNA.
  • Learn the differences between DNA and RNA.

6 Lessons in Chapter 19: Chemistry of Nucleic Acids - DNA and RNA: Tutoring Solution
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DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds

1. DNA: Chemical Structure of Nucleic Acids & Phosphodiester Bonds

In this lesson, you'll discover what nucleotides look like and how they come together to form polynucleotides. We'll also explore nucleic acids and focus on DNA in particular.

DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing

2. DNA: Adenine, Guanine, Cytosine, Thymine & Complementary Base Pairing

Learn the language of nucleotides as we look at the nitrogenous bases adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. Armed with this knowledge, you'll also see why DNA strands must run in opposite directions.

DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

3. DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

This lesson will help you to navigate the twists and turns of DNA's structure. We'll also clue you in on the amazing discoveries that put this nucleic acid in the limelight as the molecule of heredity.

Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)

4. Differences Between RNA and DNA & Types of RNA (mRNA, tRNA & rRNA)

In this lesson, you'll explore RNA structure and learn the central dogma of molecular biology. Along the way, you'll meet the three types of RNA and see how the cell uses them most effectively.

Nitrogenous Base: Definition & Pairs

5. Nitrogenous Base: Definition & Pairs

A nitrogenous base is simply a nitrogen-containing molecule that has the same chemical properties as a base. They are particularly important since they make up the building blocks of DNA and RNA: adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine and uracil.

What is Ribose? - Structure, Overview

6. What is Ribose? - Structure, Overview

Our bodies require many chemical compounds to function properly. One of the crucial compounds found in all of our cells is ribose. In this lesson we will examine this molecule to gain an understanding of its structure and function.

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