Stronger base

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Based on the Lewis structures of methanol (CH3OH) and methanamine (CH3NH2) below, which one of them is a stronger base? Please explain your reasoning.


 


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This is a question developed by Melanie Cooper's research group.  It has been used in chemistry courses to see if students can explain structure - function relationships.

 

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (DUE grants: 1438739, 1323162, 1347740, 0736952 and 1022653). Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NSF.