I found a question in a book about the reaction between $\ce{AgNO3}$ and aromatic/aliphatic amines, but I couldn't find any information about it. What should be the expected reaction mechanism and products formed in this reaction?

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    $\begingroup$ Hint: It is easier to find what happens with $\ce{Ag+}$ and $\ce{NH3}$. $\endgroup$
    – Ben Norris
    Jul 14, 2015 at 11:08
  • $\begingroup$ I don't think this is the intended reaction but it might be of interest. $\endgroup$
    – bon
    Jul 14, 2015 at 11:39
  • $\begingroup$ @bon makes an interesting point. Ag(I) is a pretty good oxidant. $\endgroup$
    – Ben Norris
    Jul 14, 2015 at 11:51

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I found this reaction between amines and silver nitrate:reaction

  • $\begingroup$ I think this is the reaction I was looking for $\endgroup$
    – Rosbie
    Jul 15, 2015 at 14:33
  • $\begingroup$ Note: aromatic amines behave differently (obviously) $\endgroup$
    – permeakra
    Jul 15, 2015 at 17:32
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    $\begingroup$ Any link to valid references? $\endgroup$ Sep 8, 2020 at 18:52

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