Opiates questions

IB Chemistry: Opiates questions

1. Morphine is a naturally occurring analgesic that can be converted into diamorphine (heroin).(a) Identify the type of reaction occurring during this process.(b) Name the reagent used to react with morphine to convert it into diamorphine.(c) Identify the catalyst needed for this reaction.(d) Explain what is meant by developing a tolerance towards heroin and state why this is dangerous.


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