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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.

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    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.

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