Nucleic Acid Questions

Answer in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper.

  1. What elements are found in nucleic acids?
  2. Describe the phosphate group component of a nucleic acid.
  3. Describe the nitrogenous-base component of a nucleic acid.
  4. Describe the sugar component of a nucleic acid.
  5. Compare and contrast DNA and RNA.
  6. There are only five nitrogenous bases, yet they encode all the diversity of all life. How can only five molecules describe so much?