RHYS LEWIS, AHS, DECD, UNISA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY RHYS LEWIS, AHS, DECD, UNISA / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Formation of amide molecule. Animation showing the reaction between an amine and a carboxylic acid to form an amide molecule. The atoms are colour-coded spheres: carbon (grey), hydrogen (white), oxygen (red), and nitrogen (blue). Here, the two molecules shown at the start of the clip are ethylamine (CH3.CH2.NH2, left) and propanoic acid (CH3.CH2.COOH, right). This reaction, also a condensation and dehydration reaction, results in the elimination of a water molecule (H2O). The resulting amide in this case is ethylpropanamide (C5.H11.N.O).
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