The three subunits of a nucleotide are a nitrogenous base, a sugar and a phosphate group. Nucleotides are the building blocks of DNA and RNA molecules.Know More
One nitrogenous base, known as purine, is comprised of adenine and guanine. The other nitrogenous base is pyrimidine, which is cytosine and thymine. These bases combine to form DNA. RNA formation is slightly different, as uracil is substituted for thymine.
Deoxyribose is the sugar subunit in a DNA molecule, while ribose is the sugar subunit of an RNA molecule.
Nucleotides form nucleic acids, which are organic compounds that are found in every cell. These compounds are chemically linked to form DNA and RNA strands.Learn more about Organic Chemistry
The density of white sugar, or table sugar, is 1.59 grams per cubic centimeter. Table sugar has the chemical formula of C12H22O11. Sugar's molecular weight is 342.296 grams per mole.Full Answer >
Sugar skulls are decorative and edible items created in celebration of the Mexican holiday known as Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos); the skulls represent deceased loved ones. Occasionally, a skull will bear the loved one's name on its forehead as part of an intricate sugar design.Full Answer >
Most types of sugar readily dissolve into water to form a sugar water solution. When solid sugar is poured into water, the sugar molecules break up and form bonds with water molecules. There is a limit to how much sugar can be dissolved; no more than about 1800 grams of sucrose will go into solution with a liter of water.Full Answer >
A glycerol with three fatty acids attached is called a triglyceride. It is an ester, and is also known by the names triacylglycerol and triacylglyceride. The infix "-acyl-" in the names refers to a carboxylic acid derivative, and fatty acids are long hydrocarbon chains with a carboxylic acid end.Full Answer >