Organic Chemistry 2

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Moderate

Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Mechanism: Anhydride

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Maleic anhydride can react with ammonium ion to form a cyclic amide (lactam) according to the following mechanism.

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Choose the name for each step in the mechanism above.

Consider what happens to the organic substrate, maleic anhydride, when choosing the names of the steps.

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