Vollhardt,Chapter8

Vollhardt,Chapter8 - Chapter 8: 1. What defines an organic...

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Chapter 8: 1. What defines an organic compound as an alcohol? a. The presence of at least one oxygen atom. b. The presence of an -OH group. c. The presence of a double bond. d. The replacement of a halogen with an -OH group. Answer: B 2. What intermolecular force enhances the water solubility of alcohols? a. Coulombic attractions. b. Dipole interactions. c. van der Waals forces. d. Hydrogen bonding. Answer: D 3. Why are alcohols considered amphoteric? a. Because they can lose a proton into solvents. b. Because of the lone pairs of electrons on the oxygen atom. c. Because they can be both acidic or basic, depending upon their environment. d. Because they can form alkoxonium ions. Answer: C 4. What is sythesis gas, or syn gas? a. A high pressure mixture of hydrogen gas and carbon monoxide used to make methanol. b. A mixture of methanol, hydrogen gas, and carbon monoxide. c. A high pressure mixture of carbon monoxide and water that is used to form methanol. d.
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2010 for the course CHEM 3A taught by Professor Frechet during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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Vollhardt,Chapter8 - Chapter 8: 1. What defines an organic...

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