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    hello guys,

    Can someone help with coming up with a compound that has the molecular formula C3H5NO and shows two triplets and a singlet in its n.m.r spectrum.

    I came up with 2-hydroxypropanenitrile but it doesn't seem to show the same patterns in its n.m.r spectrum

    thank you
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    3-hydroxypropanenitrile looks like this (according to AIST):
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    I suspect that's the one you want.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    3-hydroxypropanenitrile looks like this (according to AIST):
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    I suspect that's the one you want.
    ahh that works out perfectly thank you very much
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    3-hydroxypropanenitrile looks like this (according to AIST):
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    I suspect that's the one you want.
    Also with this what can it be dehydrated to form? I know that hydrolysis forms a carboxylic acid
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    (Original post by emwilliams044)
    Also with this what can it be dehydrated to form? I know that hydrolysis forms a carboxylic acid
    I fear I can smell superglueTM

    There are two functional groups, can either of them be dehydrated?
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    I fear I can smell superglueTM

    There are two functional groups, can either of them be dehydrated?
    yes they can be but I don't what it would form because there are two different functional groups within 3-hydroxypropanenitrile
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    (Original post by emwilliams044)
    yes they can be but I don't what it would form because there are two different functional groups within 3-hydroxypropanenitrile
    Only one of the two functional groups can be dehydrated, which one? and what functional group will it form?
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Only one of the two functional groups can be dehydrated, which one? and what functional group will it form?
    alcohols can be dehydrated to form an alkene
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    (Original post by emwilliams044)
    alcohols can be dehydrated to form an alkene
    So...

    dehydration of 3-hydroxypropanenitrile forms what?
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    So...

    dehydration of 3-hydroxypropanenitrile forms what?
    propene or ethene? what happens to the nitrile group?
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    (Original post by emwilliams044)
    propene or ethene?
    Why the heck would a three carbon chain lose a carbon in a dehydration reaction?

    (Original post by emwilliams044)
    what happens to the nitrile group?
    (Original post by "me" just before)
    Only one of the two functional groups can be dehydrated
 
 
 
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