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Solution - How is Ethyl Amine Prepared from Methyl Iodide? - Amines - Preparation of Amines

Question

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)
Question 6.2 | 2 marks
Solution for question: How is Ethyl Amine Prepared from Methyl Iodide? concept: Amines - Preparation of Amines. For the courses HSC Science (Computer Science), HSC Science (Electronics), HSC Science (General)
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