Asked • 05/21/19

Does DNA react in all of the ways most other acids do?

As I understand it from my basic chemistry, there are some fundamental reactions that exist between any acid and other substances for example acid-base reactions that form a salt, and the existence of a state of equilibrium in water.Do these reactions and equilibria occur to DNA (or, for that matter, RNA), which has only ever been described to me as an 'acid', and does this affect the processes DNA goes through, like replication and transcription?

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Jesse E. answered • 05/21/19

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