|Chapter 22: Amines|
Amines (e.g. RNH2) are organic derivatives of ammonia, NH3 (i.e. replace the N-H with N-C bonds) and so they have certain similarities with ammonia (e.g. basicity, nucleophilicity).
Nitrogen containing compounds are biologically very important (examples) amines, amino acids, amides, proteins, vitamins etc.
The important organic reactions of amines (nucleophiles) are with the common electrophiles as we have already encountered:
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