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Solution: When heated, the DNA double helix separates into two random coil single strands. When cooled, the random coils reform the double helix: double helix ⇌ 2 random coils.(c) Write an expression for T in terms of ΔH and ΔS when the reaction is at equilibrium. (This temperature is called the melting temperature of the nucleic acid.)

Problem

When heated, the DNA double helix separates into two random coil single strands. When cooled, the random coils reform the double helix: double helix ⇌ 2 random coils.

(c) Write an expression for T in terms of ΔH and ΔS when the reaction is at equilibrium. (This temperature is called the melting temperature of the nucleic acid.)