Hydroxyl Group: Definition, Structure & Formula


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In organic chemistry, the hydroxyl group is an example of a(n) _____.

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1. Which of the following represents the structure of a hydroxyl group?

2. Which of the following substances contain a hydroxyl group in their chemical structure?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the hydroxyl group? The quiz and worksheet will have you identify the definition and characteristics of this chemical structure. Hydroxyl group examples, structures and common substances are topics covered in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be quizzed on:

  • How to classify the hydroxyl group
  • The structure of a hydroxyl group
  • Hydroxyl group substances
  • Examples of an alcohol

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to name a substance that has a hydroxyl group in its chemical structure
  • Information recall - access your understanding to name the larger chemical group that hydroxyl groups belong to
  • Interpreting information - ensure that you can read information about hydroxyl groups and correctly interpret it

Additional Learning

Supplement your understanding of this topic by reviewing the lesson called Hydroxyl Group: Definition, Structure & Formula. Lesson objectives include:

  • Explain how compounds are grouped in organic chemistry
  • Describe the bonds between atoms in a hydroxyl group
  • Name common hydroxyl group substances