Bluffton University

CEM 222: Organic Chemistry II

Infrared Spectra
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Infrared spectra for representative molecules containing carbon-oxygen bonds are shown below.

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  1. Methyl tert-butyl ether, an ether
    IR spectrum of MTBE

  2. Ethanol, an alcohol
    IR spectrum of ethanol

  3. Ethanal (Acetaldehyde), an aldehyde
    IR spectrum of acetaldehyde

  4. Propanone (Acetone), a ketone
    IR spectrum of acetone

  5. Ethanoic Acid (Acetic Acid), a carboxylic acid
    IR spectrum of acetic acid

  6. Ethyl Ethanoate (Ethyl Acetate), an ester
    IR spectrum of ethyl acetate