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Amongst the following the most basic compound is

$\begin {array} {1 1} (A)\;Benzylamine & \quad (B)\;Aniline \\ (C)\;Acetanilide & \quad (D)\;p-nitroaniline \end {array}$

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In aniline and in para nitro aniline lone pair of electrons are involved in delocalisation with the benzene ring and loses their basic nature. Acetanilide has electron withdrawing carbonyl group and so less basic in Benzylamine the lone pairs are readily available and hence strongly basic
Ans : (A)
answered Mar 26, 2014 by thanvigandhi_1
edited Mar 29 by sharmaaparna1