Proton transfer

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Melody Zhang 3L
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Proton transfer

Postby Melody Zhang 3L » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 pm

For question 12.9 pt.C, 6th edition, how come there is no proton transfer from CH3COOH --> CH3CONH2?

Andrew Sun 1I
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Re: Proton transfer

Postby Andrew Sun 1I » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:25 am


Well, the compound does gain a Hydrogen, and if that is true, then the compound must be a base. However, we also see that the compound loses the OH- and gains a NH2-, further proving that CH3COOH is a base.

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