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Unformatted text preview: t first sight like an alkene, but it could also be an unusual saturated carbon atom bonded to two oxygens. You might have argued that an alcohol and a ketone could combine to give a hemiacetal, and that is, of course, just what it is. The compound exists as a stable hemiacetal because it has a favourable five- membered ring. O HO O H O O OH ■ P. 136 of the textbook explains why cyclic hemiacetals are stable. 5 6 Solutions Manual to accompany Organic Chemistry 2e PROBLEM 7 Each of these compounds is a hemiacetal and therefore formed from an alcohol and a carbonyl compound. In each case give the structures of the original materials. O OH OH HO O MeO Me OH O O O O OH OH OH OH Purpose of the problem To give you practice in seeing the underlying structure of a hemiacetal. Suggested solution Each OH group represents a carbonyl group in d...
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