Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Science Class 12
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Give Reasons for the Following: Primary Amines Have Higher Boiling Point than Tertiary Amines. - Chemistry

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Give reasons for the following: Primary amines have higher boiling point than tertiary amines.

Account for the following :

Primary amines (R-NH2) have higher boiling point than tertiary amines (R3N).

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Solution

Because of maximum intermolecular hydrogen bonding in primary amines (which is due to the presence of more H atoms), primary amines have high boiling points compared to tertiary amines.

Concept: Physical Properties of Amines
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