The colour of tomatoes

The colour of tomatoes

Why are tomatoes red?




lycopene, tomato, carotenoids, addition, conjugated double bond, bromine water, antioxidant, unsaturated compound, food additive, colouring, isoprene skeleton, organic, experiment, chemical reaction, chemistry

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Lycopene, Conjugation, A molecule with a number of double bonds reflects components of light in differing ways., Conjugation is broken., Lycopene acts as an antioxidant.
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