LESSON 1: Basic Chemistry
Atoms & Ions | Chemical Bonding | Water | Acid & Bases | Organic Compounds | Carbohydrates | Lipids | Proteins | Enzymes | Nucleic Acids | ATP

NUCLEIC ACIDS

DNA and RNA are used to direct the activity of cells.

Cells look and function a certain way because of directions contained in the DNA.

They have 3 Parts:

Here is what they look like all put together:

Nucleic acids are linked together to form long chains, and DNA is made of two parallel chains:

These parallel chains have a twist to them so DNA is often called a Double Helix.

Making DNA molecules:

 

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