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Vicinal Hydrogens

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    Vicinal hydrogens are the hydrogen atoms on adjacent atoms in an organic molecule.

    eg. 1:

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    H1 and H2 in 1 are on adjacent carbon atoms. Therefore, they are vicinal hydrogens.

    eg. 2:

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    H1 and H2 in 2 are on adjacent carbon atoms. Therefore, they are vicinal hydrogens.

    see also geminal hydrogens


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