Balloon Materials
by Kay Balloonawala

Ms. Kay Balloonawala rendered various molecules and materials in balloon forms.


April 18, 2021
DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid)

  color legend:
  • sugar backbone - red octahedron
  • adenine - red cylinder
  • guanine - purple cylinder
  • thymine - pink cylinder
  • cytosine - dark blue cylinder
  • hydrogen bond - bronze torus
Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) is a macromolecule that stores the genetic information in living organisms. It is known for its double helix structure consisting of two strands running antiparallel to each other. Each strand has a backbone made of sugar (deoxyribose) and phosphate groups, and a nitrogenous base is attached to each of the sugars. The two antiparallel strands are connected by hydrogen bonds between the nitrogenous bases.



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