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Topic: Why does methylamine and ethylamine have nearly same pkb?  (Read 1091 times)

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Offline technoultra

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Why does methylamine and ethylamine have nearly same pkb?
« on: December 23, 2016, 07:35:21 AM »
It is known that ethyl is better than methyl for inductive effect.
It's positive inductive effect is greater than methyl.

Then why does ethylamine has a pKb of 3.35 and methylamine has the pkb of 3.34
(pKb values in water)
Shouldn't the pKb of ethylamine be lower than methylamine?

Thank you for your time :)

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Re: Why does methylamine and ethylamine have nearly same pkb?
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 09:06:57 AM »
Be very careful in explaining such small differences. Moreover, you should use data as reliable as possible.
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