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Mechanism for reaction of C6H5NH3 with NaOH?

  1. Mar 31, 2009 #1
    Hello again!
    I have a question regarding the reaction of C6H5NH3 with NaOH to make C6H5NH2. How would a mechanism be written to describe this process? I know that C6H5NH3 goes from having a positive charge on the nitrogen and after it reacts with NaOH, C6H5NH2 has a neutral charge but not sure how to write a mechanism to describe it. Would the NaOH just deprotonate C6H5NH3 and form H2O as a leaving group? Any help would be appreciated!
    Thanks!
     
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  3. Apr 1, 2009 #2

    chemisttree

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    Yeah, but you should include the counterion for the amine salt.
     
  4. Apr 4, 2009 #3
    Thanks!
     
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