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  1. #1 Cyclophosphamide structure 
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    Well, I'm having a project on this one and it's due on Jan 9th, I need to know how i make the structure of a Cyclophosphamide. I did a little research on wikipedia, but i only found hard to understand kind of structure

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclophosphamide

    Can someone please explain me the structure of this? Because I found that Cyclophosphamide has 15 hydrogen, but i only see 1.


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    In organic chemistry often carbon chains are simplified to lines which saves the effort of drawing out lots of carbons and hydrogens i.e. benzene is shown as a hexagon. If you look at the molecule below and add up the bent bits on each line it comes to 7 showing there are 7 carbons. As two hydrogens bond to each carbon there will be 14 more hydrogens which added to the final hydrogen gives 15.


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    Oh! I see, i see! Could you also explain the one with 2 lines (between O and P)? And also, could you give me a rough "complete" structure, with all molecule in it? Of Cyclophosphamide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainulf
    Oh! I see, i see! Could you also explain the one with 2 lines (between O and P)? And also, could you give me a rough "complete" structure, with all molecule in it? Of Cyclophosphamide.
    It tells you on the link that you provided.

    And take a look at the 3d picture. It's easier to see the actual numbers on that one. (It's colour coded too)
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    The double line represents a double covalent bond were two pairs of electrons are shared between the phosphorus and oxygen instead of one. I'm not really sure what you mean by a ' rough complete structure'. Are you asking how the molecule is arranged in 3d?
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