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338. Nucleic Acids

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To succeed in this topic, you need to:

  • Be familiar with the molecular structure of organic compounds, including amino acids and polymers.
  • Be familiar with intermolecular bonding and the formation of hydrogen bonding.
  • Be familiar with examples of complex organic molecules, such as deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and its role in carrying genetic information.

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:

  • Be able to describe nucleic acids as chains of repeating nucleotide units.
  • Be able to describe RNA and DNA as types of nucleic acids and their structures, including the role of complementary bases.
  • Be able to describe how DNA replication carries the genetic code for all living organisms.

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April 2022

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ISSN: 1351-5136

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