Using Reduction to Create Primary & Secondary Alcohols


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Which of the following can be reduced to form secondary alcohols?

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1. Which of the following uses diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAH) as a reducing agent to form primary alcohols?

2. Why are carbonyl compounds able to be reduced to alcohols?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz will assss your knowledge of forming primary and secondary alcohols with reduction. Topics include a chemical that can be reduced to form secondary alcohols and a chemical that uses diisobutylaluminum hydride (DIBAH) as a reducing agent.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Before taking the quiz, consider the following:

  • Reason carbonyl compounds can be reduced to alcohols
  • Compound(s) that can be used to create primary alcohols
  • Description of alcohols

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define alcohols
  • Knowledge applications - use your knowledge to answer questions on DIBAH as a reducing agent and a chemical that's capable of being reduced to form secondary alcohols
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a compound used for the creation of primary alcohols

Additional Learning

For more on alcohols, you can review the lesson called Using Reduction to Create Primary & Secondary Alcohols. These points will be discussed:

  • Chemical makeup of alcohols
  • Examples of primary and secondary alcohols
  • Definition of carbonyl compounds