Quiz | Carboxylic Acids

1

What is the correct order of preference for functional groups names?

ketone < aldehyde < carboxylic acid < ester

ketone < aldehyde < ester < carboxylic acid

aldehyde < ketone < carboxylic acid < ester

ester < carboxylic acid < ketone < aldehyde

2

Which of the following statements is correct?

The hydrogen of the carboxylic acid function is very acidic

Carboxylic acids have relatively low melting and boiling points

The carbon of the carbonyl is nucleophile while the oxygen is electrophile

All of the above

3

Which of the following reagents can deprotonate the hydrogen of a carboxylic acid?

NaOH

Et3N

LDA

All of the above

4

Which of the following methods results in the synthesis of carboxylic acids?

Substitution reaction with NaCN

Reduction of alcohols and aldehydes

Carbonation of organometallic reagents

All of the above

5

Which of the following chemical functions is not a carboxylic acid derivative?

Ether

Ester

Amide

Acyl Halide

6

The reduction of a carboxylic acid with LiAlH4 leads to the formation of:

a primary alcohol

a secondary alcohol

a diol

an aldehyde

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