Michigan State University/University of Delaware High School Tournament: Round 5 Tossups

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George VI [prompt on “George”]

14. Markovnikov’s Rule describes the outcome of the addition of a protic acid to one of these compounds. For 10 points each:

[10] Name this class of hydrocarbons with a carbon-carbon double bond and general formula CnH2n [C N H 2 N].
ANSWER: alkenes
[10] Alkenes can be turned to alkanes via this reductive process, which is catalyzed in benzene by Raney nickel.
ANSWER: hydrogenation
[10] Carbon-carbon bonds are this type of bond, typically formed between elements with similar electronegativity, wherein electrons are shared between atoms.
ANSWER: covalent bond

15. The background of this work depicts a tree obscured by a pillar, as well as a woman rummaging through a trunk. For 10 points each:
[10] Identify this painting that depicts a goddess lying completely nude upon white sheets on a red mattress.

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