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Materials by Design

Amines and Amides

  • amines are organic derivatives of ammonia
  • ammonia has three hydrogen atoms bonded to a central nitrogen atom
  • amines have one or more hydrogen atoms substituted for an alkyl group
  • like ammonia, the lone pair of electrons on the nitrogen atom of amines is reqponsible for their three main properties
  • the three main properties of amines are:

     * they can act as bases

     * they can act as…

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