Spring Constant of DNA, etc?

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Consider a segment of a molecule of DNA that is a coil with an overall length of 1.6 μm. If the end of the molecule become singly ionized (one end loosing a single electron and the other end gaining a single electron) the helical molecule acts like a spring and compresses 1.10% of its original length. Determine the effective spring constant of the molecule.
 

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Consider the force of attraction between the two molecules. This should be enough to move forward.
 
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Thanks will do
 

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