Solution-Plan the structure of dihydroxyacetone

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Solution-Plan the structure of dihydroxyacetone

1. a. Draw the structure of dihydroxyacetone (show all bonds).

b. Draw the structure again (showing all bonds), and this time indicate the H bonding of dihydroxyacetone to water. Remember which atoms form H bonds — you’ve seen this “rule” several times. Also, each (uncharged) oxygen atom participates in 2 H bonds — one for each of its unshared pair of electrons.

c. Based on the H bonding you showed above, do you expect dihydroxyacetone to be quite water soluble or not — in either case, explain your answer.

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