ChemistryWhich of the following statements about primary amines is false?

Which of the following statements about primary amines is false?

  1. A

    Alkyl amines are stronger bases than aryl amines 

  2. B

    Alkyl amines react with nitrous acid to produce alcohols 

  3. C

    Aryl amines react with nitrous acid to produce phenols 

  4. D

    Alkyl amines are stronger bases than ammonia

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    Solution:

    • Alkyl amines are stronger bases than aryl amines. 
    • Alkyl amines react with nitrous acid to produce alcohol. 
    • Aryl amines react with nitrous acid to produce diazonium salt. 
    • Alkyl amines have stronger bases than ammonia. So, statement C is incorrect.

    Therefore, option C is correct.

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