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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074

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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

What structure do all steroids have in common?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The structure all steroids have in common has to be predicted.

Concept introduction: Steroids are an example of lipids. They are biologically active organic compounds and are insoluble in water and soluble organic solvents. Example of steroids includes testosterone, estradiol, and cholesterol.

Explanation

All steroids have four hydrocarbon rings attached to each other. Out of four rings, three rings are six-membered and one ring is five-membered rings. The common skeleton for all steroid is as follows,

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