Problem: Tryptophan is one of the amino acids found in proteins:How many σ bonds are present in tryptophan?

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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


  • There are:
    • 23 single bonds → 23 δ bonds
    • 5 double bonds → 5 δ bonds, 5 π bonds


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Tryptophan is one of the amino acids found in proteins:

How many σ bonds are present in tryptophan?

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