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C-13 NMR and GC Spectra of 3-Pentanol and 2-Pentene

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A) Why is GC not able to distinguish between the trans vs. cis-2-pentene products?

b) Explain why the 3-pentanol 13C-NMR spectrum contains three peaks while the trans and cis-2-pentene spectra contain five peaks (note that 13C-NMR gives a peak for each unique carbon, i.e. identical carbons show up as the same peak).

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The C-13 NMR and GC spectra of 3-Pentanol and 2-Pentene are discussed.