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Why are aliphatic amines stronger bases than aromatic amines?


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In aliphatic amines, the $$-NH_2$$ group is attached to an alkyl group which is an electron donating group i.e, they have $$+I$$ effect. So, the lone pair of electrons on nitrogen are readily available.
In aromatic amines, the $$-NH_2$$ group is attached to a $$-C_6H_5$$ group, which is an electron withdrawing group. So, the availability of a lone pair of electrons on $$N$$ is decreased. Therefore aliphatic amines are more basic than aromatic amines.

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