Problem: Farnesene (below) is a compound found in the waxy coating of apples. (a) What is the structure of the compound formed when farnesene is allowed to react with excess hydrogen in the presence of a platinum catalyst?

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Farnesene (below) is a compound found in the waxy coating of apples. 

(a) What is the structure of the compound formed when farnesene is allowed to react with excess hydrogen in the presence of a platinum catalyst?


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