The Wittig Reaction & Alkene Synthesis: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following is a use for the Wittig reaction?

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1. What are alkenes?

2. Which of the following is necessary for a Wittig reaction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking this quiz is an easy way to find out how much you know about forming alkenes via Wittig olefination (reaction), such as what's considered a product of the Wittig reaction. You can take this quiz more than once to ensure you have mastered the subject.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • How the Wittig reaction is used
  • Definition of 'alkenes'
  • What's required for a Wittig reaction
  • Product of the Wittig reaction

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a use of the Wittig reaction and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a keyword, such as alkenes
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about what the Wittig reaction creates

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