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Elli

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DNA's Chemical formula?
« on: October 23, 2005, 09:20:40 AM »

what is DNA's chemical formula? Does it even have one?
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Re:DNA's Chemical formula?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2005, 09:24:01 AM »

CxHyOzNwPv : x,y,z,w,v being some arbitrary huge numbers
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Re:DNA's Chemical formula?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2005, 05:17:22 AM »

there is no definite chemical formula for DNA --> it's a double helixpolymer, with the following residues:

deoxyribose - phosphate - nucleic acid.

Here the phosphate and the sugar are esterified.
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Re:DNA's Chemical formula?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2005, 08:32:39 AM »

CxHyOzNwPv : x,y,z,w,v being some arbitrary huge numbers

And that would be just about it  ;D
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