Question

Which of the following amine does not respond to carbylamine reaction?

A

Ethylamine

B

C

D

Phenylamine

Medium

Solution

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Correct option is
B

Dimethylamine, a secondary amine does not respond to carbylamine reaction.
Carbylamine reaction can be used to identify primary amino group in a given organic compound.
When primary amines are treated with chloroform and alcoholic KOH, they give isocyanides (carbylamines) having very unpleasant smell which can be easily detected.

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