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Organic chemistry > Carboxylic acids and derivatives > Formation of carboxylic acid derivatives

How to make amides
by chemistNATE

Mar 26, 2014
Amidization: An Amide forms when you combine a carboxylic acid and an amine. The amine attacks the carbonyl carbon, which becomes C-O(-). The OH from the carboxylic acid gets protonated and leaves as H2O as the carbonyl functional group reforms.

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