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