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    advanced math in organic chemistry?

    Hi, I have found an interesting chemical structure (see attachment) and Iíve a question about it: does exist any advanced mathematical function that can explain this particular spatial geometry?
    Thanks a lot
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    Well from my point of view this figure(similar to 2,3 dimethylbutane) doesn't represents a function as a function have some rules like every element of domain should have a unique image in codomain.In this figure I don't think its possible to have this rule true.
    May be you just want to represent this on graph using equations (it will be called a relation not function).
    Well this is possible if you know the involved bond angles and bond lengths.for each equation you will have to restrict the domain too but not for those circles(if you want to draw them too)
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    Thanks for your reply but, please forget that this image is a chemical structure. I donít know the exact mathematical definition (I'm sorry, Iím a chemist ) but, have you ever seen any math ďrepresentationĒ close to this figure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by germix View Post
    Thanks for your reply but, please forget that this image is a chemical structure. I donít know the exact mathematical definition (I'm sorry, Iím a chemist ) but, have you ever seen any math ďrepresentationĒ close to this figure?
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    Thank you Captain, itís exactly what I was looking for.
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