Problem: Epinephrine (or adrenaline; below) is a naturally occurring hormone that is also manufactured commercially for use as a heart stimulant, a nasal decongestant, and a glaucoma treatment.How many σ bonds does the molecule have?

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We are asked how many σ bonds does the Epinephrine have. 


Single bond → 1 σ bond

Double bond →  1 σ bond + 1 π bond

Triple bond →  1 σ bond + 2 π bond


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Epinephrine (or adrenaline; below) is a naturally occurring hormone that is also manufactured commercially for use as a heart stimulant, a nasal decongestant, and a glaucoma treatment.


How many σ bonds does the molecule have?

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