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Chapter 21: Aldehydes and Ketones-Nucleophilic Addition

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Organic Chemistry
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11 Questions for Chapter 21: Aldehydes and Ketones-Nucleophilic Addition

  1. Devise a synthesis of each compound from ethanol as the only source of carbon atoms. You may use any other organic or inorganic reagents you choose.

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  2. Question: Rank the following compounds in order of increasing reactivity towards nucleophilic attack.

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  3. Question: Draw the structure of all constitutional isomers that contain a ketone and have molecular formula . Give the IUPAC name for each isomer and state how NMR spectroscopy could be used to distinguish these isomers.

    Found on Page 825
  4. Question: Explain why benzaldehyde is less reactive than cyclohexanecarbaldehyde towards nucleophilic attack.

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  5. Question: Give the IUPAC name for each aldehyde.

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  6. Question: Give the IUPAC name for each aldehyde.

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  7. Question: Give the IUPAC name for each ketone.

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  8. Question: Give the structure corresponding to each name:

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  9. Question: Give the IUPAC name (including any E,Z designation) for each unsaturated aldehyde. Neral is obtained from lemon grass, and cucumber aldehyde (Problem 1.30) contributes to the aroma of a fresh mango.

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  10. Question: The boiling point of butan-2-one ( 80 °C ) is significantly higher than the boiling point of diethyl ether (35 °C ), even though both compounds exhibit dipole–dipole interactions and have comparable molecular weights. Offer an explanation

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