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Preparation of Amides

preparation of amides from carboxylic acids
Reaction type:  Nucleophilic Acyl Substiution

Summary

the protonation problem
Study Tip:
Even though "acid + amine" is not a good synthetic method, it at least puts you on the right track. 
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