Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 2, The Chemistry of Life - Assessment - 2.3 Carbon Compounds - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 57: 22


A nucleotide consists of a phosphate group, a five-carbon sugar, and a nitrogenous base.

Work Step by Step

Nucleic acids are polymers composed of nucleotides. DNA is a nucleic acid that has deoxyribose as its five-carbon sugar whereas RNA is a nucleic acid that has ribose as its five-carbon sugar.
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