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Overview of Carboxylic Acids Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. What is the difference between carbonyl and carboxyl groups?

Question 2 2. A carboxyl group results in the formation of what two bond types, with the oxygen and hydroxyl molecule, respectively?

Question 3 3. After the hydrogen atom dissociates from the hydroxyl group in a carboxyl group, the break in the double bond results in which of the following?

Question 4 4. Which of the following is an example of the uses for carboxylic acids?

Question 5 5. Why are carboxylic acids stronger acids compared to alcohols?

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Question 6 6. What is a Bronsted-Lowry acid?

Question 7 7. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT about carboxylic acids?

Question 8 8. What role can carboxylic acids play in food and medicine?

Question 9 9. Which of the following is a carboxylic acid?

Question 10 10. Which of the following compounds was synthesized by Wöhler and involved heating ammonium cyanate?

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Question 11 11. What type of functional group is formed when acetyl chloride reacts with ethanol?

Question 12 12. Which of the following is NOT an example of a carboxylic acid derivative?

Question 13 13. What best describes the term saponification?

Question 14 14. Which of the following processes can saponification be used for?

Question 15 15. During the saponification mechanism, which of the following occurs?

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Question 16 16. Which of the following represents the structure of acetic acid?

Question 17 17. Which of the following is another name for acetic acid?

Question 18 18. Which of the following is not a way to write the chemical formula for acetic acid?

Question 19 19. A scientist is preparing a carboxylic acid and uses potassium dichromate in the presence of an acid. Which of the following methods are they most likely using?

Question 20 20. Which of the following preparation methods for carboxylic acids uses water as a reagent?

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Question 21 21. Which of the following industries would require the synthesis of carboxylic acids?

Question 22 22. Is the following an ester, alcohol, carboxylic acid, or something all together different?

Question 23 23. Why is water formed in the esterification process?

Question 24 24. Why does aspirin need to undergo esterification?

Question 25 25. What is the name of this molecule?

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Question 26 26. What is the name of this molecule?

Question 27 27. Which of the following describes the IUPAC naming conventions for carboxylic acids?

Question 28 28. A hydrogen atom that dissociates from the hydroxyl group on a carboxyl molecule is named which of the following?

Question 29 29. Which of the following would increase the strength of a carboxylic acid?

Question 30 30. _____ fall under the classification of carboxylic acids.

Overview of Carboxylic Acids Chapter Exam Instructions

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