Problem: N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone is an aprotic solvent used in many industrial processes. Draw the structure of the product formed when it is heated with aqueous acid.

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Reaction is lactam hydrolysis where the cyclic N-containing structure will be transformed to a straight chain amine

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N-Methyl-2-pyrrolidone is an aprotic solvent used in many industrial processes. Draw the structure of the product formed when it is heated with aqueous acid.

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