Problem: The degree of unsaturation, or index of hydrogen deficiency, is the number of pi bonds plus rings in a molecule.Specify the degree of unsaturation (index of hydrogen deficiency) of the following formulas:(a) C26H28(b) C11H14(c) C8H4Br3N(d) C19H20(e) C6H10O3(f) C9H12N2(g) C7H8(h) C8H8O3(i) C10H8N2

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The degree of unsaturation, or index of hydrogen deficiency, is the number of pi bonds plus rings in a molecule.

Specify the degree of unsaturation (index of hydrogen deficiency) of the following formulas:

(a) C26H28

(b) C11H14

(c) C8H4Br3N

(d) C19H20

(e) C6H10O3

(f) C9H12N2

(g) C7H8

(h) C8H8O3

(i) C10H8N2

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