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Organic Chemistry
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Short Answer

Question: Draw a skeletal structure for the molecules in parts (a) and (b), and a condensed structure for the molecules in parts (c) and (d).

a.

b.

c.

d.

Answer

a.

b.

c.

d.

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Step by Step Solution

Step-by-Step Solution Step 1: Skeletal structures

The structure that represents the atoms and the bonds between them is named skeletal structure.

  • In a skeletal structure, the lines represent the bonds, and the endpoints or the intersection points of the lines represent the carbon atoms.
  • Hydrogen atoms are not shown in skeletal structures.
  • Heteroatoms are represented in skeletal structures.

Step 2: Skeletal structures of compounds a and b

a. The skeletal structure of compound a is provided below.

Skeletal structure of a

b. The skeletal structure of compound b is provided below.

Skeletal structure of b

Step 3: Condensed structures 

The structures that show only the atoms present in a molecule but not the bonds between them are termed condensed structures.

Step 4: Condensed structures of c and d

c. The condensed structure of compound c is provided below.

Skeletal structure of c

.d. The condensed structure of compound d is provided below.

Skeletal structure of d

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