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I understand that DNA is polar with its negative phosphate groups and its ability to hydrogen bond with water. But it does have hydrophobic bases stacked away so that the bases dont have to face water. So when DNA is put into phenol why does it not unwind so that its organic bases dissolve into the organic phenol? According to the second law of thermodynamics the loss of order or entropy is favored in systems right?
Re: Why does DNA, NOT denature in phenol?
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