Organic Chemistry : Help with Nitro and Amide Reactions

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Amino Reactants

What is the product of the following reaction?

Question 3 reactant

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Correct answer:

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This question is asking us what the product will be when the reactant has been reacted with . To answer this, we first have to realize that  is a reducing agent. Therefore, we can expect our starting material to be converted into a reduced product. The double bonds in the benzene ring will not be reduced, because this would result in a loss of aromaticity. Rather, the carbon-oxygen double bond as part of the amide functional group will be reduced to give an amine.

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