Problem: Identify the following compounds as pyridines, pyrimidines, or purines.           a) pyridine                                             a) pyridine                                   a) pyridine           b) pyrimidine                                         b) pyrimidine                               b) pyrimidine           c) purine                                                c) purine                                      c) purine

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Nitrogenous bases follow a structure of:

Purine → double-ring conjugated structure;

Pyrimidine → single ring conjugated with 2 Ns

Pyridine → single ring conjugated with 1 N

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Identify the following compounds as pyridines, pyrimidines, or purines.

           a) pyridine                                             a) pyridine                                   a) pyridine

           b) pyrimidine                                         b) pyrimidine                               b) pyrimidine

           c) purine                                                c) purine                                      c) purine

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