Chemistry of Life

Molecular genetics, biochemistry

amines

Nitrogen is the key atom in amines. Alkyl (-CnH2n+1) or other groups are attached to the N through a carbon atom of the group. Amines are designated primary, secondary, and tertiary according to the number (1,2, or 3) of groups replacing the H atoms of an NH3 template molecule.

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