RNA is more reactive than DNA, following are the reasons:
- RNA is made up of ribose sugar, while DNA is made of deoxy ribose sugar. Due to present of -OH group in the robes sugar , RNA is more active.
- RNA is single stranded, hence its nitrogenous base is not away from water, and thus is reactive. While in case of DNA , it is noble stranded it has its nitrogenous base in the interior of the both the strands , thus keeping it away from water.
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