What steps are used to name secondary and tertiary amides?

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Oct 25, 2014

Mono- and disubstituted amides are named as N-alkylakanamides or

You name an amide by dropping the -oic acid ending of the parent acid and adding -amide. Substituents on the N atom are located by the locant N-, which is listed first.


CH₃CH₂CH₂CONHCH₃ is N-methylbutanamide .

CH₃CON(CH₃)₂ is N,N-dimethylethanamide.

CH₃CH(CH₃)CON(CH₃)CH₂CH₃ is N-ethyl-N,2-dimethylpropanamide.

Note: Every substituent must have a locant. The name is all one word (no spaces).