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    Identifying Reactions Using IR Spectroscopy

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    When 2-bromopropane reacts with ethoxide ion, two products are formed; one is the product of Sn2 substitution and the other is the product of E2 elimination. What is the the structures of both products and how can you distinguished them using IR spectroscopy?

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    It applies infrared spectroscopy to distinguish the products from the reaction of 2-bromopropane with ethoxide ion. The solution is detailed and well-presented.