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Testosterone and estradiol are male and female sex hormones, respectively, in many vertebrates. In what way(s) do these molecules differ from each other?
Testosterone and estradiol have different functional groups attached to the same carbon skeleton.
Research indicates that Ibuprofen, a drug used to relieve inflammation and pain, is a mixture of two enatiomers; that is, molecules that
are mirror images of one another.
Why is it important for rugs to consist of only one enantiomeric form, rather than a mixture of aenantiomers?
Different enantiomers may have different or opposite physiological effects.
A compound contains hydroxyl groups as its predominant funtional gorup. What is a true statement about this compound?
It should dissolve in water.
What is the description of a carbonyl group?
A carbon atom joined to an oxygen by a double covalent bond.
A chemist wishes to make an organic molecule less acidic. What functional group should be added to the molecule in order to do so?
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