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Chapter 8, Problem 17QP
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Chemical analysis shows that a nucleic acid sample contains A, U, C, and G. Is this DNA or RNA? Why?

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To determine: Whether DNA or RNA contains A, U, C, and G composition of the nitrogenous bases.

Introduction: DNA and RNA are nucleic acids. DNA is double-stranded and RNA is a single-stranded nucleic acid. Both DNA and RNA are composed of sugar, nitrogenous bases, and phosphate groups.

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The nucleic acid which contains A, U, C, and G is RNA. RNA contains uracil (U) instead of thymine (T)...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The type of nucleic acid sample which contains A, U, C, and G is DNA or RNA.

Introduction: DNA and RNA are nucleic acids. DNA is double-stranded and RNA is a single-stranded nucleic acid. Both DNA and RNA are composed of sugar, nitrogenous bases, and phosphate groups.

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