1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Give the structure of C8H8O3. 2. Relevant equations IR tells us that there is an OH group and a C=O group Degree of saturation = 5 --> Benzene ring + C=O H NMR spectrum shows: Peak at ~7.8ppm integrating for 1H and is a doublet Peak at ~7.45ppm integrating for 1H and is a triplet Peak at ~7ppm integrating for 1H and is a doublet Peak at ~6.85ppm integrating for 1H and is a triplet Peak at ~3.5ppm integrating for 4H and is a singlet 3. The attempt at a solution It's hard to show my attempt at a solution, but I believe it will be a meta-disubstituted benzene ring. I just can't figure out how to insert the 3rd oxygen atom and how exactly you can have 4 chemically identical hydrogens with no neighboring hydrogens in this type of molecule. The 3 peaks between 7.8 and 7ppm I believe account for the neighboring hydrogrens of the benzene ring if its substituents are in the meta orientation. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.