Chemistry » Organic Chemistry » Amines and Amides

Summarizing Amines and Amides

Key Concepts and Summary

The addition of nitrogen into an organic framework leads to two families of molecules. Compounds containing a nitrogen atom bonded in a hydrocarbon framework are classified as amines. Compounds that have a nitrogen atom bonded to one side of a carbonyl group are classified as amides. Amines are a basic functional group. Amines and carboxylic acids can combine in a condensation reaction to form amides.

Glossary

amine

organic molecule in which a nitrogen atom is bonded to one or more alkyl group

amide

organic molecule that features a nitrogen atom connected to the carbon atom in a carbonyl group

[Attributions and Licenses]


This is a lesson from the tutorial, Organic Chemistry and you are encouraged to log in or register, so that you can track your progress.

Log In

Share Thoughts