Acyl Group: Reactivity & Transfer Reactions

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In organic chemistry when an acyl group dissociates from an organic compound to participate in an acyl transfer reaction, it is commonly referred to as a _____ group.

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1. An important structural characteristic of an acyl group is that it contains a carbon atom with a double bond to what other atom?

2. Which of the following atoms would you predict to be the best leaving group in an acyl transfer reaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What types of substances are formed when an acyl group reacts with specific compounds? What is a structural characteristic of an acyl group? You should be familiar with this type of information when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will succeed on this quiz if you are able to:

  • Name the group involving the dissociation of an acyl group from an organic compound to participate in an acyl transfer reaction
  • Note what a carbon atom is double bonded to in an acyl group
  • Identify the best leaving group in an acyl transfer reaction
  • Recognize the functional group formed via an acyl transfer reaction that utilizes ammonia as the acyl transfer group
  • Choose which acyl transfer group would be needed to form a carboxylic acid via an acyl transfer reaction

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as which group participates in an acyl transfer reaction after the dissociation of an acyl group from an organic compound
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of the double bond in an acyl group
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how a carboxylic acid is formed via an acyl transfer reaction

Additional Learning

Further develop your understanding of this chemistry topic by reviewing the lesson called Acyl Group: Reactivity & Transfer Reactions. You will study such details as:

  • How acyl groups can easily be added to organic compounds
  • What is unique about the chemical reactivity of an acyl group
  • What is involved in an acyl transfer reaction
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