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Chapter 10: Alkenes

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Organic Chemistry
Pages: 383 - 425

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81 Questions for Chapter 10: Alkenes

  1. Question: Calculate the number of degrees of unsaturation for each molecular formula.

    Found on Page 420
  2. Question: How many rings and π bonds does a compound with molecular formula C10H14 possess? List all possibilities.

    Found on Page 420
  3. Question: Label the alkene in each drug as E or Z. Enclomiphene is one component of the fertility drug Clomid. Tamoxifen is an anticancer drug. Clavulanic acid is sold in combination with the antibiotic amoxicillin under the trade name Augmentin.

    Found on Page 420
  4. Question: Give the IUPAC name for each compound.

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

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  6. Question: (a) Draw all possible stereoisomers of 4-methylnon-2-ene, and name each isomer, including its E, Z and R, S prefixes. (b) Label two pairs of enantiomers. (c) Label four pairs of diastereomers.

    Found on Page 421
  7. Question: (a) Draw the structure of (1E,4R)-1,4-dimethylcyclodecene. (b) Draw the enantiomer and name it, including its E,Z and R,S prefixes. (c) Draw two diastereomers and name them, including the E,Z and R,S prefixes.

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  8. Question: Name each of the following epoxides as an alkene oxide.

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  9. Question: Iejimalide B, an anticancer agent with a 24-membered ring, is isolated from a tunicate found off Ie Island in Okinawa.

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  10. Question: Although naturally occurring unsaturated fatty acids generally have the Z configuration, elaidic acid, a C18 fatty acid having an E double bond, is present in processed foods such as margarine and cooking oils. Predict how the melting point of elaidic acid compares with the melting points of stearic and oleic acids (Table 10.2).

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