(a) Why do quarternary ammonium salts having four different functional groups attached to nitrogen show optical activity? (b) An organic compound A on boiling with alkali gives NH3 and sodium salts of acid B which is monobasic acid that can be obtained from propan-1-ol.When reduced A forms C which on subsequent treatement with nitrous acid gives D .Give the sequence of A,B,C and D.

Asked by sriram mahesh | 20th Nov, 2013, 10:18: PM

Expert Answer:

(b)

A = Ethyl cyanide

B = Propionic acid

C = n-propylamine

D = n-propyl alcohol

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Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 21st Nov, 2013, 09:23: AM

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