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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.



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


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

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