Oxygen - Carbon Bond Counter

Chemistry Level 2

Starting with cyclohexane, proceed through the series of reactions shown above. For products CC, DD, and EE; count the total number of COC-O (carbon to oxygen) bonds in each molecule. In the image above, m-CPBA stands for meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid and PCC stands for pyridinium chlorochromate.

You answer should be the sum of the COC-O bonds in products CC, DD, and EE.

Note: Be careful of certain groups; for example, a ketone will count as two COC-O bonds. Same is true for epoxides. And of course, carboxylic acids will contain three.

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