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Give scientific reasons: On complete hydrolysis DNA gives equimolar quantities of adenine and thymine. - Chemistry

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Give scientific reasons:

On complete hydrolysis DNA gives equimolar quantities of adenine and thymine.

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Solution

  1. Both the strands of DNA double helix are complementary to each other.
  2. That is a number of bases on each strand are equal and complementary to each other.
  3. As adenine pairs with thymine; the number of adenine bases on one strand and thymine on another are equal in number.

Thus, on complete hydrolysis DNA gives equimolar quantities of adenine and thymine.

Concept: Nucleic Acids
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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 14 Biomolecules
Exercise | Q 2.2 | Page 320
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