Making Nylon 6.6

In manufacturing Nyon 6.6, a solution of [b]hexane-1,6-diamine[/b](in [b]NaOH(aq)[/b]) is added to a solution of [b]hexanedioyl dichloride [/b](in [b]1,1,1-trichloromethane[/b]).

What is the use of aqueous sodium hydroxide and 1,1,1-trichloromethane :?: If [b]replace[/b] the aqueous sodium hydroxide with 1,1,1-trichloromethane, what will happen :?: If [b]replace[/b] the aqeous sodium hydroxide with water, what will happen :?:

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