Problem: Provide a structure for the following compound:C6H12O2:IR: 1743 cm-1; 1H NMR spectrum:

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Index of hydrogen deficiency (IHD)  # of missing H's in structure:


IHD=[2n+2]-H2


where n = number of carbons and H is:

+1 for hydrogen (H) or halogens (X)

0 for oxygen (O)

–1 for nitrogen (N)


Given:C6H12O2


IHD=[2(6)+2]-122

IHD = 1 → ring or double bond


IR spectra: 1735 cm-1 ester (RCOOR: 1735-1750 cm-1 double bond (C=O)

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Provide a structure for the following compound:

C6H12O2:

IR: 1743 cm-1

1H NMR spectrum:

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