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Problem: RNA and DNA have different chemical structures. Identify how these two molecules differ?

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The difference between DNA and RNA are the following: 

  • DNA contains the sugar deoxyribose, while RNA contains the sugar ribose. The only difference between ribose and deoxyribose is that ribose has one more -OH group than deoxyribose, which has -H attached to the second (2') carbon in the ring.
  • DNA is a double-stranded molecule while RNA is a single stranded molecule.
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RNA and DNA have different chemical structures. Identify how these two molecules differ?

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