Problem: The IR spectrum of propanoic acid (Fig. 2.17) indicates that the absorption for the O-H stretch of the carboxylic acid functional group is due to a hydrogen-bonded form. Draw the structure of two propanoic acid molecules showing how they could dimerize via hydrogen bonding.

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The IR spectrum of propanoic acid (Fig. 2.17) indicates that the absorption for the O-H stretch of the carboxylic acid functional group is due to a hydrogen-bonded form. Draw the structure of two propanoic acid molecules showing how they could dimerize via hydrogen bonding.

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