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Problem: The HIV treatment AZT, which has helped to prolong the life of NBA superstar Magic Johnson, can be incorporated into a growing strand of cDNA. However, subsequent growth of cDNA is not possible because the azide group on AZT is A. Not nucleophilic/not Lewis basic B. Nucleophilic/Lewis Basic C. Both electrophilic and nucleophilic/Both Lewis acidic and Lewis basic

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AZT: azidothymidine → a thymine analog

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The HIV treatment AZT, which has helped to prolong the life of NBA superstar Magic Johnson, can be incorporated into a growing strand of cDNA. However, subsequent growth of cDNA is not possible because the azide group on AZT is 

A. Not nucleophilic/not Lewis basic 

B. Nucleophilic/Lewis Basic 

C. Both electrophilic and nucleophilic/Both Lewis acidic and Lewis basic

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