Chemistry: AS Level Organic Reaction Mechanisms

A quiz summarising all of the different reaction mechanisms required for AQA GCE Chemistry (AS)

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1. What is a nucleophile?

  • A molecule
  • A 'nucleus-loving' species
  • A neutron
  • A 'nucleus-repelling' species
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2. What is an electrophile?

  • An 'electron-loving' species
  • An 'electron-repelling' species
  • An electron
  • A molecule

3. What is the mechanism for the production of alcohols from haloalkanes?

  • Hydration
  • Elimination
  • Nucleophilc substitution
  • Electrophilic addition

4. Which of the following pairs of mechanisms have the same reactants, but different products?

  • Hydration/ elimination
  • Free-radical substitution/ nucleophilic substitution
  • Nucleophilic substitution/ elimination
  • Electrophilic addition/ elimination

5. Alcohols are produced with ethanolic solution under raised temperatures.

  • False
  • True


yovina khiroya


really hard!

Becki Carroll


Some of your answers are wrong...

The first one should be Free-Radical Substitution

The last one should be Nucleophillic Substitution


Soorya Siva


These questions don't have the right answer as one of the options. Please corrrect.

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