Aspartame is an artificial sweetener marketed under the name Nutra-Sweet. A partial Lewis structure for aspartame is shown below:
Note that the six- sided ring is shorthand notation for a benzene ring (OC6H5). Benzene is discussed in Section 14.5. Complete the Lewis structure for aspartame. How many C and N atoms exhibit sp2 hybridization? How many C and O atoms exhibit sp3 hybridization? How many σ and π bonds are in aspartame? Aspartame is an organic com-pound, and the Lewis structure follows the guidelines out-lined in Exercise 70.

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