Nov '15
3
MCAT Question of the Day | MCAT Course


  • Q:

    The following molecule is an activated carboxylic acid derivative, which can be used as an acylating agent. Which of the following is TRUE regarding its nitrogen-based leaving group?



     

    A

    The nitrogen-based leaving group is a poor leaving group since there is more resonance stabilization in its current form.

    B

    The nitrogen-based leaving group is a poor leaving group since it is large and uncharged.

    C

    The nitrogen-based leaving group is a good leaving group since its negative charge (upon leaving) is stabilized by resonance.

    D

    The nitrogen-based leaving group is a good leaving group since it retains its neutral charge even after leaving the molecule.




    Tags: Molecular Structure | Acid Derivatives | Suggest a tag
    Subscribe


    Connect

    Questions? We're here to help!

    Ask Us