Q. 2 A4.7( 11 Votes )

Give one chemical test to distinguish between the following pairs of compounds.

Methylamine and dimethylamine

Answer :

The best test for distinguishing methyl amine and dimethylamine is the Carbylamines test.

Carbylamine Test: Aliphatic and aromatic primary amines on heating with chloroform and ethanolic potassium hydroxide form foul-smelling isocyanides or carbylamines.

In this case, Methylamine (which is an aliphatic primary amine) gives a positive carbylamine test while dimethylamine wont.


Rate this question :

How useful is this solution?
We strive to provide quality solutions. Please rate us to serve you better.