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Solution for How is Ethyl Amine Prepared from Methyl Iodide? - HSC Science (Computer Science) 12th Board Exam - Chemistry

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How is ethyl amine prepared from methyl iodide?

Solution

Methyl iodide reacts with alcoholic solution of potassium cyanide (KCN) to give ethane nitrile (or methyl cyanide) as the major product with a small amount of potassium iodide.

Ethane nitrile (or methyl cyanide) on reduction with sodium and alcohol (Mendius reaction) forms ethyl amine.

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 2014-2015 (March) (with solutions)
Question 6.2 | 2.00 marks
Solution How is Ethyl Amine Prepared from Methyl Iodide? Concept: Amines - Preparation of Amines.
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