. Aniline when treated with NaNO2 and HCl at 0-5 °C gives as a product

A: chloroaniline

B: benzene diazonium chloride

C: chlorobenzene

D: dichlorobenzene

Best Answer


Aniline is the simplest benzyl amine with an amine group directly attached to the benzene group.

The chemical formula for aniline is C6H5NH2.

It is a 1° or a primary aryl amine which undergoes diazotization reaction in the presence of  NaNO2 and HCl at 0-5°C.

The reaction mechanism adopted is:

The reaction mechanism adopted is

Final Answer:

Hence, the correct option is B: benzene diazonium chloride.

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