Quiz 10 Key - Amides and esters are strongly stabilized by...

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BME 201,   Quiz 10,   Sep. 22, 2011 Name:__________ Why is an amide least reactive when compared to an alkanoyl halide (in a nucleophilic addition elimination reaction with water)? Answer key:
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Unformatted text preview: Amides and esters are strongly stabilized by resonance. Alkanoyl halides are least stable because of their electronegatives and the poor overlap between their p-orbitals and those of carbon....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course BME 201 taught by Professor Schmidt during the Fall '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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