Amines and strength of acid

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Adrian C 1D
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Amines and strength of acid

Postby Adrian C 1D » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:15 pm

I remember learning that any amine were classified as weak acids back in highschool. Can anybody clarify if this is true and if so why?

Layal Suboh 1I
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Re: Amines and strength of acid

Postby Layal Suboh 1I » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:28 pm

Amines are bases. For example, in ammonia, NH3, the nitrogen has a lone pair, making it a base. Amines are considered weaker bases because they are not completely ionized in water.

michelle
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Re: Amines and strength of acid

Postby michelle » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:57 pm

Amines are weak bases, becasue they are proton acceptors by the definition of Bronsted base and they are lone pair donor by the definition of Lewis base.

mayra martinez 1D
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Re: Amines and strength of acid

Postby mayra martinez 1D » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:48 pm

amines are lewis bases and so they give away electrons since the nitrogen has a lone pair and take in protons making them weak bases.

Bruce Chen 2H
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Re: Amines and strength of acid

Postby Bruce Chen 2H » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:19 pm

Amines are some of the most basic molecules out there as they aren't entirely ionized when placed in water.


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