Aldehydes and Ketones
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Copyright, Arizona State University
Aldehydes/Ketones PROBLEMS
Aldehyde/Ketone Nomenclature
In each case, give the IUPAC name for the provided structure (ignore stereochemistry
unless specified)
1
(easier)
O
Br
Answer
Correct Y / N
2
(standard)
O
Answer
Correct Y / N
3
(standard)
CHO
Br
Answer
Correct Y / N
4
(standard)
Br
O
H
Answer
Correct Y / N
5
(standard)
H
O
O
Answer
Correct Y / N
6
(standard)
O
OH
Cl
Answer
Correct Y / N
Doing problems is the only way that you will learn organic chemistry.
You should do problems in the notes, from
the textbook and from problem sets.
It is CRITICAL that you keep track of what you know and what you don't know.
Each notes problem has a
"Correct Y / N" box.
When you are PROPERLY CONVINCED that you can do a problem, circle "Y", if you can't
do the problem circle "N".
Keep coming back to those problems with the circled "N", until you can circle the "Y".
Here are some ways NOT TO DO PROBLEMS (and when NOT to circle "Y").
..
1. You do them in a group, someone else in the group gets to the answer before you, you understand why the
answer is correct, you therefore assume you can do that problem, you check "Y"
2. You do them on your own, you are not sure about the answer, you check it to see if you are right, you are, you
check "Y"
3. You do a problem, it is similar to the one you just did, you look at the answer, you understand the answer, you
check "Y"
4. You can't do a problem, you ask for help, you understand the answer, you check "Y"
5. You do a problem, you get it mainly correct, but a little bit wrong, you understand what you did wrong, you
check "Y"
UNDERSTANDING is different from DOING.
In each of the above scenarios you have not proven that you can do
the problem, rather you have proven that you CAN'T do the problem without help from others, or without
"cheating" on the time it takes to do a problem, or without proving that you can do the problem 100% correct.