Naming Carboxylic Acids Using IUPAC Nomenclature


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What is a carboxylic acid?

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1. What is the name of this molecule?

2. What is the name of this molecule?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

You can answer these multiple-choice questions at any time to see what you know about naming carboxylic acids with IUPAC nomenclature. The quiz/worksheet asks you to recognize a basic definition of a carboxylic acid and identify the name for an acidic molecule.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas are covered on the quiz:

  • Name of a molecule with six carbons in the base chain
  • Molecule with four carbons in the chain connected to the carboxyl group
  • Basic description of the IUPAC naming conventions for carboxyl acids

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the name of a molecule with a five carbon chain
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the name of a molecule that has four carbons in its chain connected to a carboxyl group and a molecule with six carbons in the base chain
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define carboxylic acid

Additional Learning

You can learn more about molecules in the accompanying lesson called Naming Carboxylic Acids Using IUPAC Nomenclature. The following points are explored in greater detail:

  • Where carboxylic acids can be found
  • Process of naming molecules
  • Parent alkanes