So I came across this diagram,the other day:
As a chemistry student, I am well-versed with the dashed and wedged lines, but I was wondering what the wavy and the dotted line represent?
I was wondering what the wavy and the dotted line represent?
The wavy line usually represents either that that part of the molecule is unimportant or that the stereochemistry at that specific position is unimportant (or unknown).
The dotted line usually represents intermolecular interactions, like hydrogen bonds. Dashed lines refer mostly to partial bonds such as in the transition state.