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Although unsubstituted monoacyl derivatives of ammonia can be called "primary amides", classification of mono-, di-, and triacyl derivatives of ammonia as primary, secondary, and tertiary amides in analogy wih amines cannot be encouraged because of the common usage of the term "tertiary amide" to describe a disubstituted primary amide wih the general structure .


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