• Properties of Amides
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    Properties of Amides

    Hey it’s Professor Dave, let’s talk about amides. We’ve looked at a few different carbonyl-containing functional groups and their derivatives, so let’s look at one more, the amide. As we recall, these consist of a carbonyl adjacent to a nitrogen atom, with the nitrogen bonded to two other groups, either hydrogen or alkyl in some combination. There is a lot to talk about with amides, both in the context of their synthesis, and their role in nature, so let’s start out by getting a more sophisticated understanding of this functional group and its properties. Let’s start out by looking at a very simple amide, dimethyl formamide, or DMF. This has…