Acyl Chloride: Reactions & Synthesis


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Which of the following is not a derivative of a carboxylic acid?

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1. A(n) _____ forms when a chemical reaction has more than one step on the way to the product.

2. The oxygen of a carbonyl compound is best described as _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your knowledge of various facts about acyl chloride using this quiz/worksheet assessment tool. To correctly answer all quiz questions, you will need to be familiar with this compound's reactions and structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will do well on this quiz if you are prepared to:

  • Identify derivatives of a carboxylic acid
  • Note what forms when a chemical reaction has more than one step on the way to the product
  • Describe the oxygen of a carbonyl compound
  • Name what reacts with an acid chloride to produce an ester in the presence of an amine base
  • Discuss what acyl chloride reacts with to produce an anhydride

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as how the oxygen of a carbonyl compound is described
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding derivatives of carboxylic acid
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about reactions that produce an anhydride and those that produce an ester in the presence of an amine base

Additional Learning

There's more details to be found on this topic in the lesson titled Acyl Chloride: Reactions & Synthesis. You can learn more about:

  • What other term is used for acyl chlorides
  • Which parts of an organic molecule are positive or partially positive
  • What it means for an oxygen atom to be electronegative
  • How carboxylic acids are formed