which is more basic NH3 or C6H5NH2

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The alkyl groups are known for its tendency of electron donation, in general basic compounds are known for its nature of proton acceptance (electron donation).

In C2H5NH2, C6H5NH2 & (C2H5)2NH the N is directly attached to the benzene ring therefore the lone pair of electrons of the N atom is the delocalized over the bezene ring. The presence of more alkyl components in a compound favours its basic nature (since inductive forces plays a role in basicity) and based on that the ranking order of basicity is,


Hence the answer is NH3


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