CBSE Class 12-science Answered
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.
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.