Problem: Biacetyl and acetoin are added to margarine to make it taste more like butter.How many σ bonds and how many π bonds are there in biacetyl and acetoin?

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Sigma (σ) bonds are the single bonds in molecules. Also, recall that a double bond is composed of 1 σ bond and 1 π bond and a triple bond is composed of 1 σ bond and 2 π bonds. This means in the given molecules:


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Biacetyl and acetoin are added to margarine to make it taste more like butter.

How many σ bonds and how many π bonds are there in biacetyl and acetoin?

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