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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 delocalisatgio with the benzene ring and loses their basic nature. Acetanilide has electron withdrawing carbony group and so less basic in Benzylamine thelonepairs are readily available and hence strongly basic
Ans : (A)
answered Mar 26, 2014