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Sarah Nichols 4C
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Postby Sarah Nichols 4C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 pm

What specific atoms in the novocaine structure, C13H20N2O2, make it a base and why?

Daniel Yu 1E
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Re: Novocaine

Postby Daniel Yu 1E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:14 pm

H2N group because it can become H3N, which means it is basic (takes H+ away and creates OH-). Just remember that NH3 is amphiprotic.

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