In the Hofmann bromamide degradation reaction, the number of moles of NaOH and Br2 used per mole of amine produced are :

  • Option 1)

    One mole of NaOH and one mole of Br2 .

  • Option 2)

    Four moles of NaOH and two moles of Br2 .

  • Option 3)

    Two moles of NaOH and two moles of Br2 .

  • Option 4)

    Four moles of NaOH and one mole of Br2 .

 

Answers (1)

As we learnt in

Hofmann Bromamide Degradation -

Amines ( only primary ) can also be prepared by Hofmann degradation. In this method the amine will have one carbon atom less than the amide. 

- wherein

 

 


Option 1)

One mole of NaOH and one mole of Br2 .

This option is incorrect.

Option 2)

Four moles of NaOH and two moles of Br2 .

This option is correct.

Option 3)

Two moles of NaOH and two moles of Br2 .

This option is incorrect.

Option 4)

Four moles of NaOH and one mole of Br2 .

This option is incorrect.

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