Nucleic Acids

By: Claudia Wang and Christina Liu

Monomer: nucleotide

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Polymer: Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) & Ribonucleic Acid (RNA)

Examples of Nucleic Acids

  • DNA
  • RNA
  • Genes

Functional Groups

  • Phosphate
  • Deoxyribose
  • Hydroxyl

Common Functions

Nucleic Acids allow you to transfer your genetic information to your kids and direct synthesis of proteins.

How does its structure relate to it's function?

They're grouped in threes called codons, which are complimentary with amino acids that carry genetic information and is shaped in a double helix. The double helix lets cells have two copies of the information, so therefor it's permanent.