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Organic Chemistry

  1. Dec 16, 2006 #1
    Can someone please tell me what the two bond between the two hyrdrogen and the carbons means?(the long black triangle, and the '''''')

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  3. Dec 16, 2006 #2


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    I think it is a perspective drawing, so the solid black triangle represents a bond directed in front of the plane (i.e. coming towards you) and the dashed line represents a bond behind the plane (i.e. going away from you)
  4. Dec 16, 2006 #3
    Cristo is right thats exactally what it means.
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