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Give One Chemical Test to Distinguish Between the Following Pairs of Compounds. Methylamine and Dimethylamine - Chemistry

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

Methylamine and dimethylamine

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Solution 1

Methylamine and dimethylamine can be distinguished by the carbylamine test.

Carbylamine test: Aliphatic and aromatic primary amines on heating with chloroform and ethanolic potassium hydroxide form foul-smelling isocyanides or carbylamines. Methylamine (being an aliphatic primary amine) gives a positive carbylamine test, but dimethylamine does not.

Solution 2

Methylamine and dimethylamine can be distinguished by the carbylamine test.

 

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NCERT Class 12 Chemistry Textbook
Chapter 13 Amines
Q 2.1 | Page 400
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