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Organic Chemistry Practice Test #1

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In IUPAC nomenclature, which of the following functional groups has the highest priority in numbering a parent chain?

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he following deuterium-labeled molecule undergoes an E2 reaction. Which molecule is the product? (D = deuterium, a hydrogen isotope, identical to H in chemical behavior)

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What is the hybridization of this atom?

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What missing reagent gives the product for this Grignard reaction?



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Which of the following is false regarding SN2 reactions?

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Which of the following statement(s) about the SN1 mechanism is/are correct?

I. The transition state contains a pentacoordinate carbon species
II. The “1” in SN1 indicates that the mechanism involves a single reaction step and exhibits second-order kinetics
III. This reaction mechanism is characterized by partial or complete racemization at a stereogenic reaction center and exhibits first-order kinetics
IV. This reaction mechanism is favored by tertiary substrates

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An IR chart showed a distinct peak at ~1710cm-1. Which of the following does the peak represent best in an unknown compound?

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Which of the following is false regarding SN2 reactions?

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Predict the major product of the following reaction:


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Which of the following has the higher acidity?


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Which of the following has the highest melting point?

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Which of the following best describes the relationship between the 2 products below:

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Which of the following can reduce an acid chloride to an alcohol?

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The most stable conformational isomer of cis-1-bromo-2-chlorocyclohexane involves:

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You are interested in extracting a specific carboxylic acid only in a mixture containing amines, ketones, and phenols. Which of the following can be used to accomplish this?

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How many possible stereoisomers are there for this molecule?

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Which is the strongest base for an E2 reaction?

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For the following reaction, which is a possible reagent that can be used to attain this product:

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If a compound is 80% optically pure S, which of the following is true?

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Which reagents would you use to perform the following reaction in high yield?


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What is the relationship between the following two molecules:

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What is the difference between the bond angles of water and methane?

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Which reagents would you use to transform ethylbenzene to the following products?


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Which compound below does NOT show aromatic properties?



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In numbering and naming a chain, which of the following functional groups receives the highest priority?

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Which of the following, when reacted with benzene, will direct an ortho/para configuration?

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Which alkyl halide would react fastest in an SN2 reaction using OH−?

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Which reagents can be used for this transformation?


I. NaOH, then CH3I

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What is the end product for the following set of reactions:


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Identify the missing reagent in the reaction below:

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