Cholesterol example on page 84 of CR

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Cholesterol example on page 84 of CR

Postby rachelmackenzie3H » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:26 pm

The image of cholesterol on page 84 of the CR shows that most of the carbons in the molecule only have two or three bonds as opposed to four. Why is that?

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Re: Cholesterol example on page 84 of CR

Postby Jana_Lang_2B » Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:59 pm

I believe that all of the carbons in the example have four bonds; the extra hydrogens just aren't shown on the molecule. It's very rare that C will only have two or three bonds.

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Re: Cholesterol example on page 84 of CR

Postby Christopher Reed 1H » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:00 pm

The hydrogens are omitted because the line diagram would be too complex with them. They are shown in some places because those are the regions we are inspecting.


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