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What does the “=“ mean when used in a macromolecule when written out.

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Chemical bonds are formed due to the attractions that form linkages between ions, atoms, and/or molecules. There are three ways of forming a bond: single bond, double bond, and triple bond.

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Double bonds are formed between four electrons in an atom usually between two chemical elements. They are formed between carbon-carbon atoms, carbon-oxygen atoms, sulfur-oxygen atoms and nitrogen-nitrogen atoms.

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Double bonds are denoted by the symbol “=”. When a macromolecule is written in full form showing all the elements that are part of it with the bonds between them, the “=” symbol between two elements denotes a doub...

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