Problem Set 4

A compound contains carbon, hydrogen, and bromine.

  1. List the functional groups that would be possible for a compound containing these elements.
  2. Look at the proton-decoupled carbon-13 spectrum and determine what group or groups are present.
  3. How many chemically equivalent carbons are there in the compound?
  4. Write all possible structural formulas for compounds that contain two chemically equivalent aromatic carbons and no aliphatic carbons.

Is the proton spectrum given below helpful in eliminating any of the formulas you have given above?