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Amide

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  • An amide is a carboxylic acid derivative that has the following general structural formula.

     

     

    R1, R2, and R3 could be hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, aryl groups, or any combination thereof.

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    The O=C—N group in an amide is called the amide group.

     

     

    see also primary amide, secondary amide, tertiary amide, lactam