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Drawing organic molecules, query on mark scheme (AQA)

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    Hi, was doing some past papers today and don't understand what it means when it says 'penalise sticks'.
    Could someone please explain this
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    provides a more clear picture of what i mean

    Hi HasanRaza1

    It is an interesting turn of phrase. I believe they are referring to skeletal notation. When it is asking for the displayed formula, you have to show ALL bonds including the O-H (my students always miss this one!)

    The only other explanation is for those people who occasionally draw the bond but don't add the hydrogen atom on.

    I hope that helps

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    Ahh ok, that makes a lot of sense Thank you very much
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