Aldehyde & Ketone Synthesis by Oxidation of Alcohols


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Which of the following can be used as an oxidizing agent to form aldehydes or ketones?

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1. What color change would indicate that an aldehyde or ketone has appropriately been oxidized during a reaction?

2. Which of the following can be used to synthesize ketones?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use of this five-question quiz and worksheet is an easy way to assess what you know about oxidizing alcohols to form aldehydes and ketones. For example, you should be familiar with the color change that results when an aldehyde or ketone is oxidized during a reaction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Forming aldehydes or ketones with an oxidizing agent
  • Color change from oxidation
  • Substance used to synthesize ketones
  • Synthesis from primary alcohols through oxidation
  • Purpose for oxidizing alcohols

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about an oxidizing agent used to form aldehydes or ketones
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about synthesizing ketones and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about why scientists oxidize alcohols

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this topic by studying the lesson titled Aldehyde & Ketone Synthesis by Oxidation of Alcohols. Here's a quick look at topics covered:

  • Why aldehydes and ketones have different properties
  • Examples of compounds that contain aldehydes and ketones
  • What's made with primary alcohols