What is Ketone? - Definition, Structure, Formation & Formula


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What makes the ketone function group different from an aldehyde functional group?

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1. Widely found in nature, which of the following groups of items would you expect to contain a ketone functional group?

2. What two physical properties that can help us identify a ketone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Learn more about ketones and how they are similar yet different from their close relative, the aldehyde groups. Quiz questions will test your knowledge on properties and common uses.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will check your knowledge about the following:

  • Differences between ketone function groups and aldehyde functional groups
  • Items that contain a ketone functional group
  • Physical properties electronegative oxygen atoms alter on a ketone
  • Reactions of ketone synthesis
  • How an oxidizing agent can affect secondary alcohol

Skills Practiced

Students will be able to practice the following skills when reviewing these assessment materials:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you are able to draw the most important information regarding differences in ketone function groups when compared to aldehyde functional groups
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key phrases such as ketone and aldehyde
  • Knowledge application - apply knowledge about where ketone is found to answer quiz questions

Additional Learning

By reviewing the lesson What is Ketone? - Definition, Structure, Formation & Formula, you will learn more about the following topics:

  • Molecular structure of ketones and aldehydes
  • How ketones are formed
  • Differences between a primary and secondary alcohol