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Unpleasant smell of carbylamines is obtained when chloroform and alcoholic $KOH$ are treated with

$\begin {array} {1 1} (A)\;\text{Any secondary amine} & \quad (B)\;\text{Any amine} \\ (C)\;\text{Any primary amine} & \quad (D)\;\text{Any aromatic amine} \end {array}$

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Mechanism: Mechanism proceeds via intermediate formation of dichloromethylene or, dichloro carbene produced from chloroform in alkaline solution. (Via a-elimination)
$ CHCl_3 + KOH \rightarrow KCl + H_2O + : CCl_2$
Ans : (C)
answered Mar 22, 2014 by thanvigandhi_1

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