Acylation: Process & Agents


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The process of adding an acyl group to an organic substrate is known as what?

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1. A _____ is a reagent that supplies an acyl group to an organic substrate.

2. Which of the following are common acylating reagents used in organic chemistry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you can test your understanding of acylation reaction and the materials involved. Questions ask about the reagent that supplies an acyl group to an organic substrate, and also, the functional group produced when water reacts with an acetic anhydride.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Using this quiz, you can check your knowledge of the topics listed here:

  • Supplying an acyl group to an organic substrate
  • Common acylating reagents used in organic chemistry
  • A functional group produced when an organic amine reacts with an acetic anhydride
  • The functional group that results from water reacting with acetic anhydrides

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about water as a reactant
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about organic substrates
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can give a proper name for a reagent supplying an acyl group to an organic substrate

Additional Learning

To get more out of the material, check out the lesson titled Acylation: Process & Agents. Using this, you can get into the other topics which are listed below:

  • The acylation of ammonia
  • Mechanism steps
  • Visual representations of acylation reactions