Problem: The molecule shown below is called furan. It is represented in a typical shorthand way for organic molecules, with hydrogen atoms not shown.How many electrons are in the π system of the molecule?

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The molecule shown below is called furan. It is represented in a typical shorthand way for organic molecules, with hydrogen atoms not shown.

A pentagon-shape has an O at the point, arranged upward, and double bonds for the lower left and lower right sides.


How many electrons are in the π system of the molecule?

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