Problem: Conjugated systems absorb UV light. Select the true statement.a) λmax increases as the number of conjugated bonds in a molecule increases. b) λmax increases as the number of conjugated bonds in a molecule decreases.c) λmax is not affected by the number of conjugated bonds in a molecule.

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More (↑) conjugated bonds  higher wavelength, λ

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Conjugated systems absorb UV light. Select the true statement.

a) λmax increases as the number of conjugated bonds in a molecule increases. 

b) λmax increases as the number of conjugated bonds in a molecule decreases.

c) λmax is not affected by the number of conjugated bonds in a molecule.

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