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Offline dj.yoon1208

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writing versus drawing structural formulas. (organic chemistry)
« on: December 29, 2006, 08:39:24 PM »
several questions that I have to do over the summer have different starting questions.

Draw the structural formula of...

and

Write the structural formula of... etc

does writing the structural formula mean that I have to write in condensed structural formula

and drawing means, full structural formula drawing?

these questions may be one of the tricks my Chemistry 2 AP teacher puts us into.

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Re: writing versus drawing structural formulas. (organic chemistry)
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2006, 09:22:20 AM »
I think so.

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these questions may be one of the tricks my Chemistry 2 AP teacher puts us into.

Yeah, but they have nothing to do with chemistry: it's just semantics.

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Re: writing versus drawing structural formulas. (organic chemistry)
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007, 12:13:39 PM »
Drawing the structural formula and writing the structural formula refer to the same action.
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Re: writing versus drawing structural formulas. (organic chemistry)
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2007, 03:40:00 PM »
Drawing the structural formula and writing the structural formula refer to the same action.

Also Wikipedia seems to disagree.

Mind you, is it any important? It looks such a meaningless question to me...  :-\

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Re: writing versus drawing structural formulas. (organic chemistry)
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 03:29:02 AM »
Writing:
CH3-CH2-CH(CH3)-CH3
Drawing:
AWK

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