The Reason for the Double helical Structure of DNA is the operation of -
A) Van Der Waals Forces
B)Dipole Dipole Interactions
2. Background of question
This question ,is part into the home work asignment my chem tracher gave me.
(Note : we were taught a great amount of DNA in Biology ,so we havequite a good background for attempting the question)
The Attempt at a Solution
Now firstly i believe the answer should be Van Der Waals forces because without it, the DNA double helix wont be stable
Answer given -
Granted that Hydrogen bonding makes it possible for DNA to have 2 strands,but i am under the impression that it is Van Der waals forces give DNA the helical structure and not Hydrogen bonding alone.(atleast thats what i have been taught)
Am i wrong ?
Or Is the book wrong ?