Problem: Indicate which of the following of the pair is the stronger base in aqueous solution.A. anilineB. cyclohexanamineC. They have equal strengths as bases in aqueous equilibrium.

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We can observe that the only difference between both structures is that the first one has benzene (aniline) and the other has cyclohexane (cyclohexanamine). 


The strength of the base is its ability to gain a proton (H):

  • The easier it is to absorb an H, the stronger it is.


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Indicate which of the following of the pair is the stronger base in aqueous solution.

A. aniline

B. cyclohexanamine

C. They have equal strengths as bases in aqueous equilibrium.

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