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What kind of reaction is hybridization.

  1. Apr 26, 2012 #1
    What kind of reaction is hybridization.It is endothermic or exothermic.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2012 #2
    Re: Hybridization

    Are you talking about DNA hybridization, like that which occurs in a Southern blot?
     
  4. Apr 27, 2012 #3
    Re: Hybridization

    Yes sir.DNA or any other one.But my question is that what kind of rxn is this?
     
  5. Apr 27, 2012 #4
    Re: Hybridization

    Just making sure. Hydrogen bonds occur spontaneously, so what does that tell you?
     
  6. Apr 27, 2012 #5
    Re: Hybridization

    Be interested to see where you're going with this...
     
  7. Apr 27, 2012 #6
    Re: Hybridization

    What do you mean by that? What I'm trying to get at is that H-bond formation is exothermic. Base paired DNA is more stable.

    Edit: Well, that's not to say that there aren't spontaneous endothermic reactions, but hybridization is exothermic.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2012
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