Polymer Chemistry

Polymers in and Around You

Is DNA a polymer?

It is. DNA contains two long polymers of sugars (called nucleotides). Attached to each sugar molecule are phosphate groups and a nitrogen base (technically a nucleobase). The sequence of these nucleobases encodes the information in DNA. (For more on DNA, se the “Biochemistry” chapter.)


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