posted by Sam .
For each of the following, write a series of equations for a method of synthesis from other compounds. Name all compounds involved.
a) trimethylamine from ammonia and alkanes
b) sodium ethanoate from an ester
f) phenyl 2-methylpropanoate from phenol and an appropriate alcohol.
e) N,N-dimethylethanamide from an alkene, alkane and ammonia.
For b, you can take propyl ethanoate, hydrolyze it to produce ethanoic acid and propyl alcohol, than neutralize the acid with NaOH to form the Na salt of ethanoic acid.