Chem 334 - Fall 1999
Organic Chemistry I

Dr. Carl C. Wamser

Chapter 9 Pre-Quiz

1. Which of the following is a secondary alcohol?

a) ethanol

b) 1-propanol

c) isobutyl alcohol

d) cyclohexanol

e) 1-methylcyclopropanol

2. (E)-2-ethyl-2-penten-4-ol is an incorrect (but unambiguous) name. The correct name should be:

(Note - the name must be typed in exactly correctly for the computer to recognize it and give credit.)


3. Acid-catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol involves what type of intermediate?

a) alkoxide anion

b) free radical

c) oxonium ion

d) ammonium ion

e) no intermediate

4. Oxidation of a secondary alcohol could give

a) an aldehyde

b) a ketone

c) a carboxylic acid

d) a glycol

e) any of the above

5. A thiol behaves like an alcohol except that thiols

a) are more acidic

b) are more nucleophilic

c) smell worse

d) do little hydrogen-bonding

e) all of the above