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Primary amines react with ketones to produce imines according to the following reaction.


Primary amines react with ketones to produce imines according to the following reaction. 𝑝𝑟𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑦 𝑎𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒 + 𝑘𝑒𝑡𝑜𝑛𝑒 ⇌ 𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑛𝑒 + 𝑤𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑟 Select the response which makes the following sentence correct. The amount of imine produced will________ be by the addition of a drying agent to remove water molecules from the reaction mixture. A) Increased B) Decreased C) Unchanged


Explanation:

This question is based on Le Chatelier's principle. We need to remember that changing amounts of solids or liquids has NO effect on the equilibrium. Since water is a liquid, removing water would not shift the equilibrium or have any effect on the amount if mine produced.

Answer: C


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