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Introduction to organic chemistry multiple choice questions

Organic chemistry multiple choice questions

This quiz consists of 10 Introduction to organic chemistry multiple choice questions for the AQA AS and A-Level Chemistry specification.

The questions are a similar style and level of difficulty to the multiple-choice questions you’ll be given in the AQA Chemistry exams.

Though they’re based on the AQA specification, they’re also appropriate for students studying other exam boards.

Some of these questions are straightforward, some of them are horrible. You need to know how to do all of them by the time the exams come around though, so if there’s anything you can’t do (even if it seems a bit weird) make sure you work backward from the answer and figure out why the answer is what it is. If you’re not confident with organic chemistry you should download my FREE introduction to organic chemistry workbook (available from my TES shop).

Organic chemistry multiple choice questions

If you’re using this as a test, allow yourself around 11-12 minutes to answer these questions. If you’re using them to learn from, feel free to use your textbook to help you.

As always with Chemistry, make sure you have your periodic table and your calculator handy.

1. Which of the following is not a type of structural isomerism?

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2. Which of the following compounds is not an alkane?

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3. Which statement is not a characteristic of a homologous series?

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4. Which of the following compounds has the formula C8H18?

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5. Which of the following compounds is named correctly according to the IUPAC system of nomenclature?

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6. What is the name of the compound below?

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7. How many isomers have the molecular formula C6H14?

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8. Which compound is a positional isomer of 1-chloropentane?

CH3CH2CHCH3CH2Cl
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9. For which alkane is the empirical formula the same as the molecular formula?

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10. Which alkane contains 18% hydrogen by mass?

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Remember to download your free introduction to organic chemistry workbook here)

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