Tag Archives: organic chemistry

How Many Pi Bonds

Dynemicin A (pictured), a potent anti-tumor antibiotic produced by Micromonosporachernisa, is a potential lead compound in anti-cancer research. How many pi (π) bonds does Dynemicin A possess?

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The Major Product

What is the major product of the following reaction?

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What Reagent

What reagent can be used to convert 2,2-dimethylbutan-1-ol into 2,2-dimethylbutanal?

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Predominate Mechanism

Which reaction mechanism predominates in the reaction below?

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Determine the Structure

Determine the structure of an unknown compound with the molecular formula C8H12O that has 5 signals in the H NMR spectrum and shows the following IR absorptions:

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Choose Wisely

Which of the following statements is correct?

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Two Reactants

Which two reactants would you use to complete the following reaction in high yield?

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Shortest C-H Bond

Which of the following has the shortest C-H bond?

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Gestrinone

Gestrinone is a synthetic steroid hormone that is marketed as a treatment for endometriosis. What is the index of hydrogen deficiency (IHD)–or degree of unsaturation–for gestrinone?

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Unknown Alkene

An unknown alkene with molecular formula C7H12 undergoes the following reaction in basic KMnO4 under high heat to give one product (below). What is the identity of the alkene?

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