Why are primary amines higher boiling than tertiary amines
Asked by bala 21st January 2014, 12:58 PM
Answered by Expert
Primary amines have higher boiling point than tertiary amines, because primary amine have replaceable hydrogen atoms which are available for hydrogen bonding. Hydrogen bonding in tertiary amine increases its boiling point as more amount of heat is needed to break these hydrogen bonds.
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