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Nucleic Acids 8-202

Target Grades: 10-14

This nucleic acids kit provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate differences between DNA and RNA in terms of chemical composition and internucleotide bonding.  Experiments include: (1) reacting DNA, RNA, and nucleosides in the Bial’s test for pentoses and the Dische diphenylamine test for deoxyribose; (2) the acid and alkaline hydrolysis of DNA and RNA. Required, but not included: fume hood, concentrated hydrochloric acid, concentrated sulfuric acid, and glacial acetic acid. Designed for 24 students working in six groups of four.

Kit Contains:
Instructor Manual
MSDS
Assessment Manual
Student Data Sheets
Background Sheet
Potassium Hydroxide Solution
Trichloracetic Acid Solution
Ferric Chloride Solution
Deoxyribonucleic Acid
Ribonucleic Acid
Cytidine
Deoxycytidine
Deoxyguanosine
Fructose
Ribose
Glucose
Dische Reagent