Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation


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Based on the hint from the lesson, if a carbon atom was oxidized, what could you expect?

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1. Reactions that have a reduction and oxidation, are known as what?

2. Which type of reaction involves an alcohol, a carboxylic acid and an ester?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What chemical reaction takes place when a match is struck? When bread rises? This quiz and worksheet will check your understanding of three types of organic chemical reactions responsible for spectacular products.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test your knowledge of the following:

  • Products of organic chemical reactions
  • Oxidation of carbon atoms
  • Characteristics of organic chemical reactions

Skills Practiced

Students will gain practice with these related skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on organic chemical reactions
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as oxidation and reduction
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the organic chemical reactions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about characteristics of each type of reaction

Additional Learning

Read the lesson titled Organic Chemical Reactions: Redox, Esterification & Fermentation to learn more about these three chemical reactions. The lesson holds the following objectives:

  • Explain why esterification is partially responsible for scents
  • Introduce mnemonics to help memorize principles of redox
  • Discuss the importance of fermentation in aiding digestion