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Textbook Problem

Acetyl coenzyme A, the most important naturally occurring thioester has the abbreviated structural formula

Chapter 5.17, Problem 2QQ, Acetyl coenzyme A, the most important naturally occurring thioester has the abbreviated structural , example  1

Chapter 5.17, Problem 2QQ, Acetyl coenzyme A, the most important naturally occurring thioester has the abbreviated structural , example  2

Chapter 5.17, Problem 2QQ, Acetyl coenzyme A, the most important naturally occurring thioester has the abbreviated structural , example  3

  1. a. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Abbrevated structural formula of acetyl coenzyme A has to be chosen from the given options.

Concept Introduction:

Carbonyl groups are the one which contain a double bond between carbon and oxygen atom.  Aldehydes and ketones possess this carbonyl functional group in it.  The structural representation of a carbonyl group can be given as shown below,

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 5.17, Problem 2QQ , additional homework tip  1

If a hydroxyl group is attached to a carbonyl group means it is known as carboxyl group.  This can be represented as shown below,

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 5.17, Problem 2QQ , additional homework tip  2

Carboxylic acid derivatives are the ones that are synthesized from or converted to a carboxylic acid.  The generalized structural representation of carboxylic acid derivatives is shown below,

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 5.17, Problem 2QQ , additional homework tip  3

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Acetyl coenzyme A is a thioester.  This is formed when acetic acid reacts with coenzyme A.  This reaction is known as thioesterification.  This is one of the important naturally occurring thioester.  The structural formula of acetyl coenzyme A can be given as,

Hence, option (b) is the correct one.

Reason for incorrect option:

Option (a) gives the structural formula of acetyl coenzyme A as shown below,

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