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Kemtec Science: Nucleic Acids - STEMfinity
  • SKU: KEM-8-202

Kemtec Science: Nucleic Acids


Kemtec Science: Nucleic Acids

  • Target Grades: 10-14
  • Number of Students: 24 students working in six groups of four

This nucleic acids kit provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate differences between DNA and RNA in terms of chemical composition and internucleotide bonding. Experiments include: (1) reacting DNA, RNA, and nucleosides in the Bial test for pentoses and the Dische diphenylamine test for deoxyribose; (2) the acid and alkaline hydrolysis of DNA and RNA.‚ 

Kit Contains:

  • Instructor Manual
  • MSDS
  • Assessment Manual
  • Student Data Sheets
  • Background Sheet
  • Potassium Hydroxide Solution
  • Trichloracetic Acid Solution
  • Ferric Chloride Solution
  • Deoxyribonucleic Acid
  • Ribonucleic Acid‚ 
  • Cytidine
  • Deoxycytidine
  • Deoxyguanosine
  • Fructose
  • Ribose
  • Glucose
  • Dische Reagent


Required, But Not Included:

  • Fume Hood
  • Concentrated Hydrochloric Acid
  • Concentrated Sulfuric Acid
  • Glacial Acetic Acid