Chapter 4

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Testosterone and estradiol are male and female sex hormones, respectively, in many vertebrates.

In what way(s) do these molecules differ from each other?

A) Testosterone and estradiol are structural isomers buthave the same molecular formula.

B) Testosterone and estradiol are geometric isomers but have the same molecular formula.

C) Testosterone and estradiol have different functional groups attached to the same carbonskeleton.

D) Testosterone and estradiolhave distinctly different chemical structures, with one includingfour fused rings of carbon atoms, while the other has three rings.

E) Testosterone and estradiol are enantiomers of the same organic molecule.



Answer:
C) Testosterone and estradiol have different functional groups attached to the same carbonskeleton.

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