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How Will You Distinguish Between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Amines by Hinsberg’S Test? - Chemistry (Theory)

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How will you distinguish between primary, secondary and tertiary amines by Hinsberg’s test? 

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Solution

With Hinsberg’s reagent:
Primary amines give N-alkyl benzene sulphonamide soluble in alkali.
Secondary amines give N, N-dialkyl benzene sulphonamide insoluble in alkali.
Tertiary amines have no action with Hinsberg’s reagent.

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