13.14 Give a plausible explanation for each of the following:
(i) Why are amines less acidic than alcohols of comparable molecular masses?
Protonation of amines gives- (amide ion)
protonation of alcohol gives- (alkoxide ion)
the negative charge is easily accommodated by O atom because it is more electronegative than N atom. So, the amide ion is less stable than the alkoxide ion. Hence amines are less acidic than alcohols.
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