The number of hydrogen atoms replaceable by a base in a particular acid.
- Classical means of separation were based on the small differences in basicity and solubility.
- If the amines were acting as the hydrogen bond acceptors, the bimolecular quenching constants would be expected to increase with basicity of the amines, i.e. for amines with lower pK b values.
- It is the chemical basicity of the nucleotides that has given them the common term ‘bases’ as they are associated with nucleotides present in DNA and RNA.
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