Nucleophilic Addition Reactions of Aldehydes & Ketones


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Nucleophilic addition of water forms which of the following products?

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1. Which of the following properties of the carbonyl group allows aldehydes and ketones to undergo nucleophilic addition reactions?

2. Which of the following is a product of nucleophilic addition with alcohols to aldehydes and ketones?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This brief quiz and worksheet measures your ability to answer questions about nucleophilic addition reactions of aldehydes and ketones. For example, you should be familiar with carbonyl group properties that facilitate nucleophilic addition reactions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz tests you on the following:

  • Product formed by nucleophilic addition of water
  • Specified properties of the carbonyl group
  • What's formed when aldehydes and ketones undergo nucleophilic addition
  • True statements about nucleophilic addition reactions of water
  • Outcome of nucleophilic addition of alcohols to form acetals

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about a nucleophilic addition of water and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about nucleophilic addition of alcohols
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about nucleophilic addition reactions of water with aldehydes and ketones

Additional Learning

Continue learning about this topic with the lesson titled Nucleophilic Addition Reactions of Aldehydes & Ketones. Here are examples of the information you'll find in this lesson:

  • The role of ketones in our lives
  • How aldehydes and ketones are unique
  • Why isolation of the hydrate product is difficult