Cannizzaro Reaction: Mechanism & Examples


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How many steps are in the Cannizzaro reaction?

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1. What are the products of the Cannizzaro reaction?

2. What is necessary for the Cannizzaro reaction to occur?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you find out how much you know of Cannizzaro reactions. Questions focus on the number of steps in a Cannizzaro reaction, along with a depiction of shared electrons in one of the steps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To discover how well you understand the lesson, quiz questions focus on these topics:

  • The products of a Cannizzaro reaction
  • Necessary elements for a reaction
  • The number of steps in a reaction
  • A depiction of shared electrons in a reaction

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can name the number of steps in a Cannizzaro reaction
  • Knowledge application - use what you know to answer questions about the products of a reaction
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the elements needed for a reaction

Additional Learning

To find out more about these reactions, go to the lesson titled Cannizzaro Reaction: Mechanism & Examples. With this open, you can check out the following topics:

  • Alpha hydrogens
  • Substituents
  • Resonance stabilization