Alkyl Group: Definition & Overview


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What is the correct IUPAC name for the alkyl version of pentane?

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1. What must be present in an alkyl group?

2. What is the term for a carbon atom that contains the maximum number of hydrogen atoms possible?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can use this quiz and worksheet to further explore what you know about alkyl group. Quiz questions will test you on IUPAC names for molecule, a carbon atom with a maximum number of hydrogens, the general formula for alkyl group molecules, and the differences between alkyl molecules and alkane molecules.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will ask you about the traits of the alkyl group. Goals include:

  • Recognize the IUPAC name for the alkyl version of pentane
  • Understand which atoms must be present in an alkyl group
  • Name a carbon atom with the maximum that contains the maximum number of hydrogen atoms it can have
  • Describe what 'n' represents in the general formula for alkyl group molecules
  • Understand the differences between alkane molecules and alkyl molecules

Skills Practiced

The comprehension skills you will practice in this pair of assessments include:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related chemistry lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the general formula of alkyl group molecules, IUPAC names and alkyl group characteristics
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the chemical makeup of alkyl group molecules
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as alkane and alkyl molecules

Additional Learning

You can learn more about alkyl group molecules by reviewing the related lesson called Alkyl Group: Definition & Overview. Objectives in the related lesson are:

  • Look at the properties of the alkyl group
  • Define vocabulary from the lesson, terms include alkane, parent chain, and functional group
  • Understand how the alkyl groups are named
  • Examine the structure of alkyl group molecules