please explain

Asked by  | 2nd Jul, 2009, 12:26: AM

Expert Answer:

Primary and secondary amines react with alkyl halides to form tertiary amines. Primary amine or secondary amine acts as nucleophile and perform nucleophilic substitution at an alkyl halide. Secondary amine being a more powerful amine reacts with alkyl halide forming a tertiary amine .Further tertiary amine reacts with alkyl halide forming quaternary ammonium salt. Alkyl halide should be used in excess

Answered by  | 3rd Jul, 2009, 09:25: AM

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