So when it comes to creating a terminal alkynide, my professor does not want to see the reagent as NaNH2 (excess), rather, she wants to see it as NaNH2 at 150 degrees celcius.

asked by @nimam4 • 9 months ago • Organic Chemistry • 5 pts

Why would this be the same thing?

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Hey there! Most textbooks allow the use of NaNH2 (excess) for creating a terminal alkynide since the higher the concentration the faster the reaction would occur. Maybe your professor just wants to specify the temperature at which the reaction would be promoted since this is what chemist practically do in real life. I hope this makes sense.

answered by @leot1 • 9 months ago