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Synthesis of Benzocaine Mechanism.
p-Aminobenzoic acid + Ethanol + Sodium Bicarbonate + H2SO4 (cat) ----> Benzocaine + CO2 + H20
Show the complete reaction mechanism for the synthesis of benzocaine from PABA, sulfuric acid and ethanol. Show
all arrows, intermediates, and formal charges. Be sure to show by-products clearly for each step.
This is a 6 step mechanism. Label numerically each step of the mechanism; clearly
show reagents on the left and products on the right. Do not place any reagents/catalysts over the
arrows. Use the protonated ethanol as the acid catalyst