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amine

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:20 pm
by Justin Lai 1C
Today in lecture, Dr. Lavelle said that for amines each atom that the N is bonded to could be replaced with a CH3, so it was drawn a single N with a lone pair and three CH3 groups. But in my notes it shows a that the functional group has a NH2. Does the N not have to be bonded to two H atoms?

Re: amine

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:18 pm
by Jakob von Morgenland 2C
I do not think so, I think the functional group is just the C bonded to the N, the rest can vary.

Re: amine

Posted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:28 pm
by skalvakota2H
The amine functional group is a nitrogen atom with three bonds, and one of which is the carbon atom. This means that nitrogen can form two other bonds and is not restricted to hydrogen for those bonds.