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Proton transfer

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:01 pm
by Melody Zhang 3L
For question 12.9 pt.C, 6th edition, how come there is no proton transfer from CH3COOH --> CH3CONH2?

Re: Proton transfer

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:25 am
by Andrew Sun 1I
CH3COOH --> CH3CONH2?

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.