Students will examine whether or not candy DNA models often used in introductory biology courses are compositionally accurate in terms of the percent weight composition of each component to the overall chemical weight of a normal DNA molecule.
1. Explain what percent composition is
2. Explain what percent error is
3. Determine whether or not DNA models are compositionally accurate
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DNA, percent composition, percent error
Last updated: 3/5/2015