Vollhardt,Chapter9

Vollhardt,Chapter9 - Chapter 9: 1. Why are strong bases...

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Chapter 9: 1. Why are strong bases used to deprotonate alcohols? a. Because they are stronger than the alcohol. b. Because they are stronger than the alkoxide. c. Because they attract the proton more strongly than water. d. Because they form a more stable bond with the alcohol. Answer: B 2. What is the by-product of a reaction between an alcohol and a strong acid? a. The conjugate acid of the original acid. b. A ketone. c. A haloalkane. d. Water. Answer: D 3. What is a hydride shift? a. A hydrogen’s movement to an adjacent carbon atom. b. The movement of a hydride to an adjacent carbocation. c. A proton’s movement to an adjacent carbon atom. d. A hydrogen’s movement to an adjacent carbocation. Answer: B 4. Routinely, an esterification requires what two reactants? a. An alcohol and a haloalkane. b. An alcohol and water. c. Some alcohol and a carboxylic acid. d. Some carboxylic acid and water. Answer:
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