Greater Houston Section

Guess the Molecule - December 2021

02 Jan 2022 7:56 PM | ACS GHS (Administrator)

This time of year, many people smell me around their houses as they like to bring trees indoors. I'm found in both alpha and beta. What compound am I?

Answer: It's pinene!

By J.delanoy - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,                         By Jan Herold - File:Beta-pinen.png, CC BY-SA 3.0,

(+/-)-α-Pinene                        (+/-)-β-Pinene

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