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If acetamide is treated with the following reagents separately, which one of these would yield methylamine?



A

Hot conc H2SO4

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B

Sodalime

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C

NaOHBr2

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D

PCl5

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Solution

The correct option is B

NaOHBr2


Hoffmann’s bromamide reaction uses NaOHBr2 to convert amides to amines. One of the mechanisms through which this happens is as follows:

For this question, we just need to have a methyl group in the place of R.


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