Problem: Vitamin B6 is an organic compound whose deficiency in the human body can cause apathy, irritability, and an increased susceptibility to infections. Below is an incomplete Lewis structure for vitamin B6. Complete the Lewis structure and answer the following questions. Hint: Vitamin B6 can be classified as an organic compound (a compound based on carbon atoms). The majority of Lewis structures for simple organic compounds have all atoms with a formal charge of zero. Therefore, add lone pairs and multiple bonds to the structure below to give each atom a formal charge of zero.a. How many σ bonds and π bonds exist in vitamin B 6?

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Following the octet rule and to have zero formal charges:

• Carbon makes 4 bonds with no lone pairs

• Oxygen makes  2 bonds with 2 lone pairs

• Nitrogen makes 3 bonds with 1 lone pair

• Hydrogen can only make 1 bond


Completing the structure of Vitamin B6.

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Vitamin B6 is an organic compound whose deficiency in the human body can cause apathy, irritability, and an increased susceptibility to infections. Below is an incomplete Lewis structure for vitamin B6. Complete the Lewis structure and answer the following questions. Hint: Vitamin B6 can be classified as an organic compound (a compound based on carbon atoms). The majority of Lewis structures for simple organic compounds have all atoms with a formal charge of zero. Therefore, add lone pairs and multiple bonds to the structure below to give each atom a formal charge of zero.

a. How many σ bonds and π bonds exist in vitamin B 6?

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