Organic Solvent: Definition & List


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What makes an organic solvent different from a general solvent?

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1. Which of the following would you classify to be a type of organic solvent?

2. Organic solvents are known to be volatile. What other physical property of organic solvents influences this volatility?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Organic solvents are a specific type of solvent commonly found in certain products and environments. Quiz questions refer to the unique characteristics of organic solvents, safety uses, and specific examples of organic solvents.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will evaluate your knowledge of organic solvents in relation to:

  • Chemical structure
  • Types and examples
  • Volatile nature
  • Safety concerns

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about uses of organic solvents in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding volatility in organic solvents
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify examples of organic solvents

Additional Learning

For supplemental learning, see the related lesson called Organic Solvent: Definition & List. This lesson expands upon:

  • Definition of 'solvent'
  • Types of organic solvents
  • Chemical properties
  • Associated health concerns
  • Four common physical characteristics of solvents