Functional Group Reactions

This is an MCQ-based quiz on the topic of Functional Group Reactions.

Functional groups are atoms or small groups of atoms (two to four) that exhibit a characteristic reactivity when treated with certain reagents. A particular functional group will almost always display its characteristic chemical behavior when it is present in a compound.

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Which of the following can reduce an alkene to an alkane?

H2/Raney nickel H2/Pd and H2/Raney nickel Lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4) Lithium aluminum hydride (LiAlH4) and H2/Pd H2/Pd

The stereochemical pathway for the hydrogenation of an alkene with a metal catalyst, such as platinum, occurs via __________.

formation of a bridged carbocation anti-Markovnikov addition anti addition syn addition Markovnikov addition

What is(are) the product(s) in the Pd-catalyzed hydrogenation if 1,2-dimethylcyclopentene?

Dimethylcyclopentane Cis-1,2-dimethylcyclopentane A mixture of trans- and cis-1,2-dimethylcyclopentane 1,1-dimethylcyclopentene Trans-1,2-dimethylcyclopentane

Acetaldehyde (CH3CHO) undergoes a Wolf-Kishner reaction, which is the addition of hydrazine (H2NNH2) with subsequent addition of a base and heat. In this reaction, the aldehyde is __________, resulting in a(n) __________ product.

reduced . . . alkane oxidized . . . amide reduced . . . alcohol oxidized . . . carboxylic acid

What is the product of the reaction between 2-butanone and lithium aluminum hydride?

3-butanone 3-butanol 2-butanol Butane None of these

Which one of the following compounds can produce a carboxylic acid only when reacted with sodium dichromate and sulfuric acid?

1-pentanol 2-pentanone Pentanal 2-methylpentan-2-ol 2-pentanol

Identify the major organic product expected from the acid-catalyzed dehydration of 2-methyl-2-pentanol.


None of the other answers




When 3-chloroheptane undergoes malonic ester synthesis, the final product is __________.

Nonanoic acid

Malonic ester

3-ethylheptanoic acid

None of the other answers

A ten-carbon ketone

When butanoic acid undergoes the Hell-Volhard-Zelinsky (HVZ) reaction, the final product is __________.

Butanoyl bromide

3-bromobutanoic acid

Heptanoic acid

2-bromobutanoic acid

None of the other answers

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Title: Functional Group Reactions
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