Acid Derivatives: Preparation & Uses


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Which of the following is true regarding why a carboxylic acid must be transformed into an acid chloride before derivatization?

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1. What type of functional group is formed when acetyl chloride reacts with ammonia?

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

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

In this combination quiz and worksheet, your knowledge of acid derivatives is tested. Questions ask about why carboxylic acids must be transformed into acid chlorides, along with which compound synthesized by Wöhler used the heating of ammonium cyanate.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

The questions in the quiz help you understand what you know about the following topics:

  • A functional group formed when acetyl chloride reacts with ammonia
  • The reaction of acetyl chloride with ethanol
  • Derivatives of carboxylic acid
  • Compounds synthesized by Wöhler involving the heating of ammonium cyanate

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about Wöhler's work
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about transforming carboxylic acid
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can name the term for a group formed when acetyl chloride reacts with ammonia

Additional Learning

To discover more about these concepts, head over to the lesson titled Acid Derivatives: Preparation & Uses. With this lesson open, you can take a look at the other topics mentioned below:

  • What carboxylic acid derivatives are
  • Acetic anhydride
  • Visualizing the synthesis of acid derivatives