Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups


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The _____ has an oxygen atom single-bonded to hydrogen and single-bonded to a carbon-containing group.

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1. Which of the following functional groups contains nitrogen?

2. What is the shorthand for a carbon-containing substance in organic chemistry?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz is designed to test your understanding of functional groups of organic molecules. If you know what organic molecules are made of and how to classify them into groups, you should be all set for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When taking this assessment you will encounter questions about:

  • Atoms found in organic molecules
  • What substance contains nitrogen
  • Shorthand for carbon
  • Characteristics of organic molecules
  • Substances containing oxygen

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding substances containing oxygen and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the atoms found in organic molecules
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related biology lesson

Additional Learning

Find out more with the corresponding lesson titled Introduction to Organic Molecules I: Functional Groups. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand what organic chemistry is
  • Describe how the new definition of organic chemistry differs from the classical definition
  • Identify the main types of organic molecules
  • Appreciate the groups of atoms that have a predictable reactivity
  • Explain where to find a hydroxyl and an ether