What are Nucleic Acids?
Nucleic Acids are the basic building blocks of life. Nucleic acid is an organic compound, made up of small units called nucleotides. These small units can create long chains that can help form the compound. One type of Nucleic acid is DNA(deoxyribonucleic acid), which is a long chain of you genetic information found inside of your cells. Inside of each nucleotide, you can find three separate molecules; sugar, phosphate group, and nitrogen base. Below is an example of what the structure of Nucleic Acids look like: