posted by Neets on .
Considering the tube wherein HCL (1 M) was added to ethyl 4-aminobenzoate.
a) what reaction would occur in the tube?
b) write a balance equation that supports your explanation above?
c) describe what would happen if u added NaOH (6 M) to the same tube?
please help!! thank you
Consider the following:
1. Isn't the amino group basic. Adding an acid will form the HCl (hydrochloride) salt?
2. ArNH2 + HCl ==> ArNH3Cl. (I omitted the benzoate part).
3. Wouldn't the NaOH cleave the ester, forming the aminioacid + ethyl alcohol?
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