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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

Nucleic acids are large biomolecules used to store, transfer and convey genetic information in cells. Explore the structure of nucleotides and what polynucleotide and phosphodiester bonds do.

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

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

The four nitrogenous bases found is DNA are adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. Discover the base pairs of these nitrogenous bases and why DNA strands are antiparallel.

DNA: Discovery, Facts, Structure & Function in Heredity

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

The discovery of DNA is the foundation of all research in molecular biology. Learn the facts about the discovery of DNA, its structure, and the function of DNA in heredity.

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

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

DNA and RNA, the nucleic acids essential in molecular biology, differ in their sugar components. Learn about the differences between DNA and RNA, which includes mRNA, tRNA, and rRNA, and discover the differences in their structure and their functions.

Nitrogenous Base: Definition & Pairs

5. Nitrogenous Base: Definition & Pairs

A molecule that contains nitrogen and has the chemical properties of a base is called a nitrogenous base. Examine and define nitrogenous bases, and how DNA and RNA link with base pairs.

What is Ribose? - Structure, Overview

6. What is Ribose? - Structure, Overview

Ribose is classified as a simple sugar but is one of the major components required by both DNA and RNA. Learn about the structure of this compound and explore an overview of the role of ribose in the body.

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