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Alcohols & Alkanols: Classification & Functional Group

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What is the correct molecular formula for alcohol?

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1. The structure of hexanol is shown below. Which of the following functional groups can be identified in this structure?

2. What type of alcohol can this compound be classified as?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Scientists can identify certain compounds by classifying them into categories. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge of the classification of alcohols and alkanols. The quiz will ask you to identify compounds based upon a picture and description.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following:

  • The molecular formula for alcohol
  • Functional group associated with the structure of hexanol
  • Requirement for a compound to be classified as an alkanol

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on classifying alcohols and alkanols
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding functional groups of a hexanol structure and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the molecular formula for alcohol
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about requirements for a compound to be classified as an alkanol

Additional Learning

Review the accompanying lesson, Alcohols & Alkanols: Classification & Functional Group, to learn more about classifying these compounds. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define functional groups
  • View examples of alkanols
  • Understand the importance of the hydroxyl group
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