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Haloalkanes, Anaesthetics and Tests for Sugars

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1. Identify a haloalkane and describe the manner in which it functions as an anesthetic.

2. The Managing Director of a well-known company on Wall Street thrives on a diet of fruit jam, bread, pasta, and coffee. She exercises intermittently. One day she decides to go to her primary healthcare provider for a routine checkup. The healthcare provider recommends that she take the Benedict's test. Assume that the glucose levels of the patient are high.

State the results that the test would indicate (specify the color of the solution).

State the composition and the properties of the ketohexose derived from fruit jam.

Describe the manner in which ketohexose acts as a reducing sugar in the test.

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1. Identify a haloalkane and describe the manner in which it functions as an anesthetic.

Answer:
A haloalkane is a chemical compound that consists of an alkane with one ore more halogens attached to it. Haloalkane compounds are used as anesthetics in medicine. An example of which is Halothane (or Fluothane), a haloalkane compound that is used to reduce the ability of the nerve cells to conduct pain.

2. The Managing Director of a well-known company ...

Solution Summary

In four paragraphs, this solution discusses what a haloalkane does and how it functions as an anesthetic, including an example. It also discusses the likely results of a Benedict's test of the given patient.

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