Question

Which one of the following tests can be used to identify primary amino group in a given organic compound?

A

Iodoform test

B

Victor Meyer's test

C

Carbylamine reaction

D

Libermann's reaction

Medium

Solution

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C

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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