Please answer the following questions.
2. Describe spectroscopic or chemical tests to distinguish between the following pairs of compounds:
a. 2-pentanone vs 2-pentanol
b. 2-pentanone vs. pentanal
This solution involves explanations and diagrams for organic compounds and spectroscopic/chemical tests.
Distinguishing between Organic Molecules
Question: What chemical tests might be used to distinguish between: pentanal and 2-pentanone, between benzyl alcohol and diphenylmethanol? I believe that the tests to distinguish pentanal and 2-pentanone can be: NMR spectrometry and a 2,4 dinitrophenylhydrazine test. The tests to distinguish benzyl alcohol and diphenylmethanol can be NMR spectrometry again and a melting point test.View Full Posting Details