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What does sodium amide do?

What does sodium amide do?

Sodium amide is mainly used as a strong base in organic chemistry, often in liquid ammonia solution. It is the reagent of choice for the drying of ammonia (liquid or gaseous).

Is sodium amide toxic?

It is highly corrosive to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Water and conventional ABC fire extinguishers can intensify a fire involving sodium amide and should never be used.

Is sodium amide a strong base?

Sodium amide is a strong base. For example, it can be used as shown here to deprotonate a terminal alkyne such as propyne to produce an alkyne anion.

What do you mean by amide?

Definition of amide 1 : an inorganic compound derived from ammonia by replacement of an atom of hydrogen with another element (such as a metal) 2 : any of a class of organic compounds derived from ammonia or an amine by replacement of hydrogen with an acyl group — compare amine, imide.

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Can NaH Deprotonate a terminal alkyne?

To deprotonate terminal alkynes, sodium hydroxide will not work. Instead, you should use sodium amide (NaNH2). Why won’t sodium hydroxide work? The pKa of terminal alkynes is ~ 25.

How do you quench sodium amide?

All reactions should have a pressure outlet during quenching and should be quenched slowly with some sort of alcoholic solvent. Sodium amide should be weighed into a reaction flask or vial under inert atmosphere in a glovebox.

What does NaNH2 in liq NH3 do?

NaNH2 in Liq NH3 acts as a strong base. It is used in the following reactions: (1) Reaction involving alkynes to abstract acidic hydrogen. (2) To form alkyne from vicinal halide.

What is the chemical formula of sodium amide?

NaNH2
Sodium amide/Formula

Where are amides found?

Amides are formed when carboxylic acids react with amines. The amide linkage is found in many useful synthetic polymers such as nylon. Amides are formed when amino acids react to form proteins.

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Are amines and amides the same?

Compounds containing a nitrogen atom bonded in a hydrocarbon framework are classified as amines. Compounds that have a nitrogen atom bonded to one side of a carbonyl group are classified as amides.

Are alkynes good bases?

1-Alkynes are very weak acids, hence their conjugate bases, RC≡C⊖, are quite strong bases. These anions also are reactive carbon nucleophiles, and it is this property that makes them useful for organic synthesis.