Lesson 21 – Nucleotides

Lesson description

In this lesson, students combine many topics learned earlier, such as aromaticity, hydrogen bonding, and bonding rules, to draw and interpret nucleobases and their nucleotides. We spend this lesson preparing students for understanding DNA and RNA at high resolution. We also introduce three vitamins (B2, B3, and B5)  that contain nucleotides, and see how they act as cofactors and bind to their enzymes.