How many NMR signals does #CH_3CH_3# show?

1 Answer
Oct 27, 2014

The H NMR spectrum of ethane shows one signal.

The molecule has many symmetry elements. So the two carbon atoms represent a single hydrogen environment.

Since equivalent protons do not split each other, there is no spin-spin splitting.

We should see a single sharp peak at about δ 0.9.