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    i thought propylamine + butanoyl chloride made propyl pentanmide but the mark scheme says its propyl butanoate
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    (Original post by esmeralda123)
    i thought propylamine + butanoyl chloride made propyl pentanmide but the mark scheme says its propyl butanoate
    Can you link to the source, please?

    Things do not match up.
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    Should produce an N-substituted amide.

    Try drawing out the mechanism (clue: it's addition elimination) to find the product. I think the mark scheme is wrong because the reaction cannot lead to formation of ester.
 
 
 

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