Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is thought to be the chemical compound
responsible for the process of heredity. A sample of DNA was found to have
density 1.10 g/cm3 and its molecular weight was estimated to be
3.04 × 108 g. What is the average volume occupied by one DNA molecule?
The Attempt at a Solution
I am stuck here. I know V = mass/density
Would I go something like:
3.04 x 10^8 g per mol x (1 mol / 6.022x10^23 molecules) x ( 1 cm^3 / 1.10 g)
No thats not right...dammit
Any help would be great. I know its a simple question, but I need to know exactly how to get the answer.