We’re being asked the number of σ and π bonds in Lidocaine.
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.
Lidocaine, discovered in 1946 is often used today by dentists to cause localized numbing. Its structure is shown below. How many pi and sigma bonds are contained in lidocaine's structure?
A. 4 pi, 39 sigma
B. 4 pi, 18 sigma
C. 3 pi, 39 sigma
D. 3 pi, 18 sigma
E. 6 pi, 48 sigma
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