Amides are nitrogen-containing organic compounds with the general formula

Amides are formed when carboxylic acids react with amines.

The amide linkage is found in many useful synthetic polymers such as nylon. Amides are formed when amino acids react to form proteins.

Hydrocarbon derivatives

Carbon compounds

Chemistry concepts

Shipman, Wilson and Todd
Ch 15
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