Carbonyl Group: Properties & Overview


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A carbonyl group contains what two atoms?

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1. Based on this structure of a carbonyl group, what type of bond links the carbon and oxygen atoms together?

2. In addition to double bond length, the negatively charged oxygen and positively charged carbon in a carbonyl group influence what chemical property?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Completion of this quiz and worksheet will allow you to assess your understanding of which atoms are in a carbonyl group and the specific properties associated with carbonyl groups. You will be asked to identify the most correct answer from amongst your options.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You should demonstrate an understanding of:

  • Which atoms are in a carbonyl group and the type of bond that holds them together
  • Chemical properties of the carbonyl group
  • How the carbonyl group changes melting and boiling points and affects other behaviors in a chemical compound

Skills Practiced

An additional benefit of this quiz and worksheet is practice with the following abilities:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding carbonyl groups and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how carbonyl groups influence the behavior of chemical compounds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the bonds of carbonyl groups

Additional Learning

You can add to what you know about carbonyl groups by studying the lesson designed to accompany this quiz, titled Carbonyl Group: Properties & Overview. Information covered by this lesson includes:

  • A thorough definition of carbonyl groups
  • The properties of a carbonyl group
  • Carbonyl's resonance and why it is important