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Hydroquinone: Quiz


Question 1: Some biochemical compounds in nature have this sort of hydroquinone or quinone section in their structures, such as ________, and can undergo similar redox interconversions.
Adenosine triphosphateNicotinamide adenine dinucleotideCoenzyme Q10Lipoic acid

Question 2:
What is the chemical name of Hydroquinone (IUPAC)
Benzene-1,2,3,4,5,6-hexacarboxylic acid
5-benzene-1,2,3-triol chloride

Question 3:
What is Hydroquinone also known as?
uranyl ammonium carbonate
formic anammonide

Question 4: Hydroquinone can undergo mild ________ to convert to benzoquinone.

Question 5: Hydroquinone has a variety of uses principally associated with its action as a reducing agent which is ________ in water.
Partition coefficientSolubility equilibriumSolubilitySolvent

Question 6: Hydroquinone is the name recommended by the ________ (IUPAC) in its 1993 Recommendations for the Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry [1]
International Union of Pure and Applied ChemistryCarbonPotassiumIUPAC nomenclature

Question 7: Its chemical structure, shown in the table at right, has two hydroxyl groups bonded to a ________ in a para position.

Question 8: Farnesyl hydroquinone derivatives are the principal irritants exuded by the poodle-dog bush, which can cause severe ________ in humans.
Contact dermatitisAtopic dermatitisSystemic lupus erythematosusUrticaria

Question 9: Hydroquinones are one of the two primary reagents in the defensive glands of bombardier beetles, along with ________ (and perhaps other chemicals, depending on the species), which collect in a reservoir.
Hydrogen peroxideEthanolAntisepticChlorhexidine

Question 10: When the contents of the reservoir are forced into the reaction chamber, the catalases and peroxidases rapidly break down the hydrogen peroxide and catalyze the ________ of the hydroquinones into p-quinones.

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