Amide facts for kids
Amide can refer to two different things.
Amides in inorganic chemistry
An amide ion is different from an amide in organic chemistry. The amide ion is made by deprotonating ammonia. This is ammonia acting as an acid, although a very weak one. Amides made by deprotonating ammonia are very strong bases. Sodium amide is an example.
Amides in organic chemistry
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Ball-and-stick model of the formamide molecule, showing the π molecular orbitals (gray).
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