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    the carbonyl bond?
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    (Original post by radmuffin)
    Hi, I have a compound:
    Carbon - 73.4%
    Hydrogen - 10.2%
    Oxygen - 16.3%
    Mr = 98,

    so, empirical (and molecular) formula is C6 H10 O, right?

    The infrared suggests its an aldehyde, instead of a ketone. (It has two broad

    What are the different structures it can have? Please help ~
    Well subtract CHO from C6H10O and you get C5H9. The aldehyde group has to go at the end so you're now trying to find the chain that's attached to it.

    There is not enough hydrogen for an alkyl unit, so you have some unsaturation (1 double bond worth).

    Now just play around with all the possible structures. There are plenty, so good luck!

    It would help if you had NMR data and MS...
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    Never mind, please delete this thread. Thanks for the help.
 
 
 
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