Elements and Compounds

Why is alkyl amine more basic than ammonia?

Answer

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01/09/2009

Alkyl Amine is more basic than ammonia because of the +I effect of the Alkyl group present. It donates its electron cloud to the nitrogen group therefore nitrogen has a greater tendency to donate it lone pair of electrons. This makes it more basic than ammonia where such a positive inductive effect is abscent.