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Alcohols, Carboxylic Acids And Esters

12 Questions
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To test on your knowledge of alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are produced when ethanol is burns completely in air?
    • A. 

      Carbon monoxide and water

    • B. 

      Carbon and water

    • C. 

      Carbon dioxide and water

    • D. 

      Carbon monoxide and hydrogen

  • 2. 
    Which is false about the formation of ethanol?
    • A. 

      Ethanol is produced through the hydration of ethane

    • B. 

      Ethanol contains a hydroxyl group

    • C. 

      Ethanol is used as a fuel

    • D. 

      Ethanol is a solvent

  • 3. 
    What is the general molecular formula of alcohol?
    • A. 

      CnH2n+1OH

    • B. 

      CnH2nOH

    • C. 

      CnH2n+2OH

    • D. 

      CnH2n+1COOH

  • 4. 
    What is the reaction between an alcohol and carboxylic acid called?
    • A. 

      Hydration

    • B. 

      Hydrolysis

    • C. 

      Esterification

    • D. 

      Polymerisation

  • 5. 
    What are the conditions for dehydration of alcohols?
    • A. 

      Concentrated hydrochloric acid as dehydrating agent and temperature at 180 degrees celcius

    • B. 

      Concentrated sulfuric acid as dehydrating agent and temperature at 180 degrees celsius

    • C. 

      Concentrated sulfuric acid as dehydrating agent and pressure at 18 atm

    • D. 

      Concentrated carboxylic acid as dehydrating agent and temperature at 180 degrees celcius

  • 6. 
    What are alcohols not used in?
    • A. 

      Wine

    • B. 

      Vinegar

    • C. 

      Plastics

    • D. 

      Methylated spirits

  • 7. 
    Vinegar tastes sour because of ______.
    • A. 

      Ethanoic acid

    • B. 

      Ethanol

    • C. 

      Butanoic acid

    • D. 

      Ethyl ethanoate

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Condensation reaction

    • B. 

      Irreversible reaction

    • C. 

      Addition reaction

    • D. 

      Neutralisation reaction

  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Carboxylic acids are strong acids

    • B. 

      Carboxylic acids can react with metals

    • C. 

      Alkanes oxidize to form carboxylic acids

    • D. 

      Carboxylic acids cannot form hydrogen bonds

  • 10. 
    What are the products of the reaction between methanol and ethanoic acid
    • A. 

      Ethyl methanoate and water

    • B. 

      CH3COOCH3 and hydrogen

    • C. 

      Methyl ethanoate and water

    • D. 

      CH3COOCH3 and hydrogen

  • 11. 
    Which is true about ethanoic acid?
    • A. 

      It has a higher boiling point than ethanol

    • B. 

      It dissociates completely in water

    • C. 

      It dimerises in water

    • D. 

      It reacts with calcium carbonate to produce calcium ethanoate and water

  • 12. 
    Esters are ________.
    • A. 

      Made from alcohols and non-organic acids

    • B. 

      Used to make perfumes and flavourings

    • C. 

      Poisonous

    • D. 

      Foul-smelling compounds