I kinda learned this from hard experiences… I think for this class (bio organic chemistry) we do not worry about double bonds since these molecules are unstable. The most important part of finding the possible structures given one formula is to focus on the functional group of interest and work around that in a step by step approach. I decided to show all the carbon atoms to make this much easier but with practice you won’t need to. I do draw small dashes to remind me of the hydrogens i’ve counted.
For discussion, I choose the “spiritual molecule” DMT (N, N-Dimethyltryptamine). In the Amazon, tribes create a brew called the ayahuasca known “hundreds of years old,” while more recently a man found the correlations of animals agitating toads to form secretions, but not killing them and was the first man to have smoked the secretion and first man to have “licked the toad.”
The video above shows the affects of a patient exposed to benzene and thus why the FDA began regulations on benzene…
After doing research, I learned that benzoic acid was commonly used in the 1980’s as sodium benzoate in food preservatives, medical uses such as antiseptics and mediation preparation and of course tobacco to name a few.