Organic Chemistry Problem Set #2
Book Chapter 3
This problem set is based on practice problems presented in the book Essential Organic Chemistry (3rd Edition), ISBN-13: 978-0321937711, ISBN-10: 0321937716. Note: Answer questions showing all work.
1. How many carbon atoms are found in an alkane containing 102 hydrogen atoms?
2. Using IUPAC nomenclature and syntax, name the compound with the following structure.
3. Draw the structure and provide the IUPAC name of a compound with the molecular
formula C5H12 that contains one tertiary hydrogen.
4. Using IUPAC nomenclature and syntax, name the compound with the following structure.
5. Classify the following compound as a primary, secondary, or tertiary amine.
6. Using IUPAC nomenclature and syntax, name the compound with the greatest boiling
point (temperature) of those shown below.
7. Using IUPAC nomenclature and syntax, name the compound with the greatest solubility
in water of those shown below.
8. How many carbons are in the planar double-bond system in the following compound?
CHM 332: Fall 2020
Homework #2 For all questions, provide your own answers in the space provided.
1. Calculate the pH of the following solutions.
a) [H+] = 3.25 x 10-4 M
b) [OH-] = 8.91 x 10-6 M
c) [CaOH2] = 0.0034 M
d) [HNO3] = 6.98 x 10 -9 M
2. Calculate the pH of a buffer made from 3.00 g of succinic acid and 3.50 g of sodium
succinate dissolved to a volume of 1.00 L with DI water.
3. Explain in your own words why a buffer must be made from a conjugate acid/base pair.
4. For a Biochemistry experiment, you need a solution that will maintain a pH of 9.25. Which
of the following acids would you choose to make this solution? Formic acid, p-Nitrophenol,
or Boric acid? Expain your choice.