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Acetamide is Heated with Bromine and Sodium Hydroxide Solution. - Chemistry (Theory)

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Short Note

Acetamide is heated with bromine and sodium hydroxide solution.

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Solution

Methylamine is formed.
\[\ce{\underset{\text{Acetamide}}{CH_3CONH_2} + Br_2 + 4NaOH ->[\Delta] CH_3NH_2 + Na_2CO_3 + 2NaBr + 2H_2O}\]

This is Hoffmann’s bromamide reaction.

Concept: Acid Derivatives - Acetamide - Acid Hydrolysis
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