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Logic Puzzle #6: Dealing with an Extra 13C Peak

Structure elucidation by NMR involves a deep understanding of various technical aspects behind data acquisition. Being aware of how the instrument works can facilitate the process and reduce the aggravation.

For today’s puzzle, an unknown compound is known to comprise of 7 carbon atoms and exhibit the following 13C NMR spectrum with 1H decoupling. How can the 7 atoms be accounted for in the spectrum below?

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