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Alkanes quiz. AS level. How well do you know your alkanes?

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  • 1. 
    What is a Haloalkane?
    • A. 

      A poisonous gas used in the second world war

    • B. 

      Theres no such thing

    • C. 

      An alkane in which one or more hydrogen atom has been replaced with a halogen

    • D. 

      An alkane in which one or more carbon atom has been replaced with a halogen

  • 2. 
    What is the general formula of an alkane?
    • A. 

      CnH2n+2

    • B. 

      CnH2nO

    • C. 

      CnH2n

    • D. 

      CnH2n+2 O

  • 3. 
    Ring alkanes have the general molecular formula CnH2n becase...
  • 4. 
    Which of the following is true?
    • A. 

      The boiling points of alkanes decrease as the chain length increases

    • B. 

      The boiling points of alkanes are all the same

    • C. 

      Alkanes don't boil, they just set on fire

    • D. 

      The boiling points of alkanes increase as the chain length increases

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is not true?
    • A. 

      Alkanes are relatively unreactive, because their carbon - hydrogen bonds are strong

    • B. 

      Alkanes are relatively reactive, because their carbon - hydrogen bonds are weak

    • C. 

      Alkanes don't react with acids or bases

    • D. 

      Alkanes burn and can react with halogens

  • 6. 
    Name an isomer of 2-methylhexane that has a straight chain
    • A. 

      Hexane

    • B. 

      Pentane

    • C. 

      Heptane

    • D. 

      Nonane

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