Problem: Some examples of steroids are shown here.aldosteronetetrahydrogestrinone (THG), a "designer" synthetic steroidcholesterolWhat basic ring structure is common to all steroids?

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Observing the structures, we can see that only the main ring structure is common between them. 

  • Double bonds are very different.
  • All the substituents outside the ring are also different. 


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Some examples of steroids are shown here.

aldosterone


tetrahydrogestrinone (THG), a "designer" synthetic steroid


cholesterol


What basic ring structure is common to all steroids?


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