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/sci/, I hope this is an appropriate question, but what exactly is the science behind humans and purpose? Is it just something humans insist on creating, and if so why would we evolve to be this way? Im pretty sure other animals realize that their purpose is to eat, have sex, and die. Why do we try to create a grander purpose when more often than not, our grander purpose comes back to bite us? Are people just bored?
BONUS: if you think there is a purpose to life, what do you think it is?
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I'm reading up on Organic Chemistry 101 and I understand the concept of chiral centres, but apparently citronella (pic related) has one and I cannot understand which carbon atom it would be.
I immediately rule out any with a double bond, right? So that leaves maybe the 3rd carbon along? But it's joined to a methyl group, a hydrogen, and two CH2 groups...
This isn't a homework question, I obviously already have the answer, but could /sci/ explain what I'm missing here?