Oxygen - Carbon Bond Counter

Chemistry Level 3

Starting with cyclohexane, proceed through the series of reactions shown above. For products \(C\), \(D\), and \(E\); count the total number of \(C-O\) (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 \(C-O\) bonds in products \(C\), \(D\), and \(E\).

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

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