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Phenylamine ammonia basicity

by Kushal
Tags: ammonia, basicity, phenylamine
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Kushal
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Mar25-08, 10:46 AM
P: 440
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

suggest which one of ammonia or propyl amine is more basic.

2. Relevant equations



3. The attempt at a solution

i know that a base is a proton acceptor. i am trying to figure out which one of them would accept a proton more readily.
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Kushal
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Mar25-08, 11:11 AM
P: 440
ok, nevermind it's been solved. it is because of the alkyl group attached to nitrogen in propyl amine, making it have a greater electron density to accept a proton.


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