What Is an Alkaloid? - Definition & Examples


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What is an alkaloid?

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1. Which of the following is an alkaloid?

2. Which of the following are examples of alkaloids?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Alkaloids are naturally formed elements whose structure and properties make them useful in everyday life. Complete this assessment to measure your knowledge regarding what qualifies as an alkaloid, as well as your skills identifying them and their uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this assessment to test your skills on:

  • Defining alkaloids
  • Identifying alkaloids
  • Knowing applications of alkaloids

Skills Practiced

Other abilities tested with this assessment include:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding properties of alkaloids and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding alkaloids and their uses
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast alkaloids from the lesson, such as quinine and atropine

Additional Learning

For a review of what alkaloids are and how they can be used, review the lesson What Is an Alkaloid? - Definition & Examples. With the lesson, you will cover the material of the assessment and:

  • None medical uses of alkaloids
  • Properties of bases
  • Sources of alkaloids