Spectroscopy Problem: As part of the undergraduate organic course, we enjoy using spectroscopic data sets to deduce the structure of organic unknowns. We will post a new problem here each month. The solution to the previous problem can be found under May 1996. For a diverse collection of problems, detailed instructions at the undergraduate level on how to solve them, as well as the necessary data tables, see Organic Chemistry Laboratory: Standard and Microscale Experiments, by Bell, Clark, Taber and Rodig, available from Saunders College Publishing (ISBN 0-03-011648-1). This lab manual also includes several new experiments that our students have found to be particularly appealing.
Copyright 1996 Douglass F. Taber