Acyl Group: Definition & Structure


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What is the general structure of an acyl group?

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1. Which of the following is NOT an acyl group?

2. What general characteristics do all acyl group compounds share?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is an acyl group? Assess your knowledge of this group and its structure by working through the worksheet/quiz combo.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll find these topics on the interactive quiz:

  • Examples of an acyl group
  • The general structure of an acyl group
  • Fourth bond on the acyl group of Acetyl CoA
  • General characteristics that all acyl group compounds share

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the fourth bond on the carbon if it's an amide
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on an acyl group
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about examples and general structure of an acyl group

Additional Learning

If you would like to study more topics, access the lesson called Acyl Group: Definition & Structure. This lesson lets you:

  • Determine what esters are
  • See how functional groups work
  • Figure out how acyls are broken down