Dehydration Synthesis: Definition, Reaction & Examples


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Which of the following statements correctly describes the dehydration synthesis reaction?

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1. Which of the following is an interchangeable term for dehydration synthesis?

2. In relation to chemical reactions, what is a catalyst?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and attached worksheet will assess your comprehension of dehydration synthesis. Topics you will need to know include the dehydration synthesis reaction and identifying another term for this phenomenon.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you to:

  • Determine which molecules are removed during the dehydration synthesis reaction
  • Name something that is commonly used during a dehydration synthesis
  • Be able to recognize a biological process that utilized a dehydration synthesis reaction

Skills Practiced

Use the worksheet and quiz to practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about dehydration synthesis reactions in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding molecules which are removed during the dehydration synthesis reaction and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding biological processes in a dehydration synthesis reaction

Additional Learning

For more about dehydration synthesis, read this lesson called Dehydration Synthesis: Definition, Reaction & Examples. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Define chemical reaction
  • Understand monosaccharides
  • Be able to analyze given examples
  • Explain nucleophiles
  • Recognize an oxonium ion intermediate