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IR Spectra Used to Determine Structure

In this experiment, I investigated the reactivity of primary and secondary alcohols toward oxidation with sodium hypochlorite (bleach). There were 3 possibilities: 1)only the primary alcohol is oxidized to the aldehyde (carboxylic acid); 2)only the secondary alcohol is oxideized to the ketone; or 3)both alcohols are oxidized.

Directions:
1. Please determine the structure of the product in this reaction. (The lab handout is attached)
2. Explain in detail how you determined the structure using the IR. (The IR that I obtained is attached by "MYIR". The IR the instructor obtained is is the document Oxidation.)
IMPORTANT: If the IR's do not match, use the instructors spectra to aid in the identification of the intended product

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The elucidate structure for the given compound in this case, there are the following thing which we can take under considerations:
1) look for peak of carbonyl which occurs between 1690 - 1740 cm-1 to find if its aldehyde or ...

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Over 150 word to clearly and succinctly explain how to determine the structure of a product using IR spectroscopy.

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