Maleic Anhydride: Density & Uses


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Which of the following compounds is maleic anhydride derived from?

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1. Maleic anhydride can be used for a variety of reasons. Which of the following products contain this compound?

2. Maleic anhydride is derived from maleic acid. What functional group is maleic acid classified as?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

From food to pesticide, maleic anhydride has many uses. Test your knowledge of the uses, composition, and characteristics of maleic anhydride along with other information from the lesson with this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Information assessed includes:

  • Functional group maleic acid is classified as
  • The compound maleic anhydride is derived from
  • Products that contain maleic anhydride

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the physical property of the odor of maleic anhydride
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on maleic anhydride
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the molecular formula of maleic anhydride

Additional Learning

Learn more about maleic anhydride by reviewing the lesson Maleic Anhydride: Density & Uses. The following objectives will be covered:

  • Know why maleic anhydride is useful
  • Review the structure of the acid anhydride functional group
  • Understand the basic equation for maleic anhydride