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Answer the following. Write a reaction to prepare ethanamine from Nitroethane - Chemistry

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Answer the following.

Write a reaction to prepare ethanamine from Nitroethane

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Solution

Nitroethane on reduction in presence of Sn/HCl or LiAlH4 in ether yields ethanamine.

\[\ce{\underset{\text{Nitroethane}}{CH3 - CH2 - NO2} ->[LiAlH4/ether]\underset{\text{Ethanamine}}{CH3 - CH2 - NH2}}\]

Concept: Nomenclature of Amines
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Balbharati Chemistry 12th Standard HSC for Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 13 Amines
Exercises | Q 4.4 | Page 297
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