Through out my journey at university, i felt safe and confidant in doing the reactions. After i stod up alone, i was puzzled by the question:
If i have a mixture of reactants say a para benzene or meta that are alcohol and aming groups are attached to it.
The amino is primary and lets suppose it has a carboxylic acid or keton attached to it.
When I run this reaction with HX like HCl, how can i make sure it will only attack - OH?
If I tried to deaminate the benzene, how can i be sure that the deamination process wont attack the hydroxyl group?
I do not expect a full answer since the question is too general, but a perfect answer would point out to concepts in the field that I forgot or missed.
Thanks in advance.