Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
ATP, Ribonucleic Acid (RNA) & Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
What Are Organic Molecules?
Organic molecules contain carbon-hydrogen bonds, are found in living things, and can be very large molecules. The major classes of organic macromolecules are
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What Are Nucleotides?
Nucleotides are monomers (small molecules) that are the building blocks of nucleic acids. Each nucleotide, and consists of 3 portions:
- one or more phosphate groups
- one of five cyclic nitrogenous bases
Some nucleotides are put together to form nucleic acid (DNA & RNA) macromolecules, whereas others function on their own.
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