# Cleavage of an amide under acidic conditions

I think I'm doing it correctly but perhaps I'm missing something? Do they both need to be protonated

• i don't think they are both protonated because I tried that and it still came out to be wrong? – Harry Johnson Mar 22 '14 at 22:04
• You were missing something, but your comment shows that you're thinking in the right direction! – Klaus-Dieter Warzecha Mar 22 '14 at 22:27
• @KlausWarzecha I let the carboxylic be a salt and put in NH3CH3(+) and it still is wrong? What am I doing wrong ? – Harry Johnson Mar 22 '14 at 22:33

$\ce{H3CCH2-CONHCH3 +HCl +H2O -> CH3CH2COOH + CH3NH3+Cl-}$