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    A compound is known to have either the structure H2NCH2CH2NH2 or H2NCH2COOH.
    Which of the following tests would best distinguish between the two compounds?
    A Reaction with concentrated aqueous sodium hydroxide.
    B Reaction with nitrous acid.
    C Reaction with aqueous sodium hydrogencarbonate.
    D Reaction with ethanoyl chloride.

    THE ANSWER IS C BUT I PUT D I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT IS GOING ON

    ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED

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    One of your compounds is an organic acid. They react with hydrogencarbonates to produce effervescence, t'other doesn't.

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