Isocyanide: Structure, Formula & Uses


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A _____ is an organic compound that contains a carbon-nitrogen triple bond, with an alkyl or aryl group connected to the nitrogen as well.

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1. What value below corresponds to what the bond angles for isocyanides are closest to?

2. What type of organic starting material is needed to react with POCl3 to synthesize an isocyanide?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Complete this learning tool to review what you know about isocyanide. The questions cover a variety of topics, including reagents and bond angles.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following topics:

  • An organic compound containing a carbon-nitrogen triple bond with an alky or aryl group
  • Reagent that would cause isocyanide to undergo hydrolysis
  • Isocyanide synthesis that involves reacting a primary amine with potassium hydroxide and chloroform
  • Value that corresponds to what the bond angles for isocyanides are closest to

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on isocyanide
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about an organic starting material that causes isocyanide to synthesize when reacting with POCI3
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different organic compounds

Additional Learning

Access the lesson called Isocyanide: Structure, Formula & Uses to review more about:

  • How isocyanide is structured
  • The synthesis of isocyanide
  • Isocyanide uses