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    'Squalene is a naturally occuring oil present in shark liver oil. A 0.100 mol sample of squalene reacted with 14.4 dm^3 of hydrogen, measured at r.t.p to form a saturated hydrocarbon C30H62.
    (i) Calculate how many double bonds there are in each molecule of squalene.
    (ii) Suggest the molecular formula of squalene.'
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    How many mol of H2 is 0.1 mol of it reacting with?
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    Stuck on the following question, anyone able to help?
    'Squalene is a naturally occuring oil present in shark liver oil. A 0.100 mol sample of squalene reacted with 14.4 dm^3 of hydrogen, measured at r.t.p to form a saturated hydrocarbon C30H62.
    (i) Calculate how many double bonds there are in each molecule of squalene.
    (ii) Suggest the molecular formula of squalene.'
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    i) 0.1 mol reacted with 14.4 dm^3 of H2. 1 mole of hydrogen has a volume of 24 dm^3. So n=14.4/24= 0.6 mol of hydrogen
    So each squalene reacts with 6 H2 molecules. So there must be 6 double bonds.
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    Hey

    i) 0.1 mol reacted with 14.4 dm^3 of H2. 1 mole of hydrogen has a volume of 24 dm^3. So n=14.4/24= 0.6 mol of hydrogen
    So each squalene reacts with 6 H2 molecules. So there must be 6 double bonds.
    Ah yes. Thanks for your help mate!
 
 
 
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