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An organic compound A contains C=32%, H=7% and N=20%. On reduction it gives a primary amine B which gives ethyl alcohol and nitrous acid. B gives an offensive odour on warming with CHCl3 and KOH and forms compound C which on reduction forms ethyl methyl amine. Give structures of A, B and C and explain.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 06 Jun, 2016, 11:51: AM
Expert Answer

 

Methyl cyanide on reduction with LiAlH4 yields ethyl amine(A).

Ethyl amine(A) on heating with chloroform and ethanolic potassium hydroxide form ethyl cyanide(C) which is a foul smelling substance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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