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For problems 1 through 3, determine the functional group from the following spectra. There is only one functional group per compound. Determine whether the compound is aromatic or not aromatic. Follow the instructions attached.

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For Compound A, there is a large, broad absorption band centered at 3200 cm-1. This is a classic absorption band for a free hydroxyl group. Therefore, this compound is an alcohol.

For Compound B, there is a significant sharp absorption band around 1720 cm-1. This is typical of carbonyl compounds. But, there is another strong band around ...

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This solution includes explanation for compounds (a) through (d). 225 words.