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Did you look up conjugation in the dictionary? It implies joining, but in chemistry it is joining the atoms in a special way. The chemical meaning is straightforward, see https://goldbook.iupac.org/terms/view/C01267 In the original meaning a conjugated system is a molecular entity whose structure may be represented as a system of alternating single and ...


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Have you read the poem "Five Blind Men and the Elephant", where each person tries to explore an elephant and comes with their own version. Someone touches elephant's trunk and calls it a snake, someone touches the legs and calls it a tree trunk and so on. The world of molecules and sub-atomic world is indeed that elephant, and chemists are ...


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