|If you want to solve this
problem, you have to clarify two basic questions:
We can therefore rephrase the problem as follows:
- Would you expect to detect coupling between HA and HM, or between HA and HX? Oh yes, you would!
In both cases coupling should occur, since HA and HM, as well as HX are not
equivalent, and they are separated by only three
We would also expect JAM to
be larger than JAX, since in
the former case the coupling is mediated through a p bond.
- Are HM
and the HX
equivalent to each other?
Of course, they aren't! They are in very different chemical
| What is the effect of the coupling between the
non-equivalent protons HM,
on the signal of HA?
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