Chemistry-Study and teaching; Chemistry, Physical and theoretical
Students are instructed to use the Unix version of Spartan that is installed on six SGI workstations in the Computational
Biology teaching laboratory to complete these five modeling excercises. Additional resources are included.
Introduction: Cytosine is one of the four bases used in the genetic code. It has the molecular formula C4H5N3O. The molecular structure of cytosine calculated using Spartan with a 3-21G basis set is displayed below.