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Presence of Aldehyde Group

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An excellent way to identify the presence of an aldehyde group is by 1H NMR. The chemical shift of the aldehydic proton occurs in the 9-10-ppm region, where few other proton signals occur. Why is this chemical shift so far downfield?

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The expert examines the chemical shift that occurs with the presence of Aldehyde group. Why the chemical shift is so far downfield is determined.

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Hydrogen nuclei are very sensitive to the hybridisation of the atom to which the proton is attached and to electronic effects ...

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