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# A molecule of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is 2.17 mm long. The ends of the molecule become singly ionized: negative on one end, positive on the other. The helical molecule acts like a spring and compresses 1.00% upon becoming charged. Determine the effective spring constant of the molecule.

## 2.3$\cdot 10^{-9} \mathrm{Nm}^{-1}$

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##### Top Physics 102 Electricity and Magnetism Educators ##### Andy C.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

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##### Top Physics 102 Electricity and Magnetism Educators ##### Andy C.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

LB  