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IR spectrum of dibenzalacetone
« on: May 03, 2005, 07:42:59 PM »
I have been looking for the answer for the question, why is the C=O in dibenzalacetone has lower frequency than the standard C=O, which is about 1700cm-1

My guess is that it has something to do with the other double bonds that form when dehydration occurs and 2 water molecules are removed, or maybe it was the C=C stretching within the 2 phenyl groups.

Hopefully you guys are not too busy answering tons of questions including this one!  ;)

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Re:IR spectrum of dibenzalacetone
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005, 05:15:26 AM »
Dibenzalacetone has conjucated system reaching troughout the whole molecule so the C=O double bond is actully more like a 1.5 bond due the delocalized electrons.
Chemists do it periodically on table.

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