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39.6: General Questions

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    1. Describe or sketch the different structures possible for \(\ce{C3H4}\).  Do you expect these substances to have the same properties or different properties?

    2. The structure of a water molecule causes it to be polar.  If the water molecule had the structure illustrated below, would it still be polar?  Explain.

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    Figure \(\PageIndex{1}\): Water molecule structure illustration
    1. The flat structure of the benzene (C6H6) molecule is partly responsible for this molecule being a cancer causing substance.  This molecule can slice into the DNA double helix and disrupt the cell’s ability to regulate itself.  Name a substance that you think may contain the benzene molecule.

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