Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Alcohol Derivatives - Amines

Amines are a very interesting group of weak bases. They have very similar properties to ammonia.

Different sources quote different ways of preparing amines. Most sources quote that amines are made by reacting ammonia with a haloalkane. This would make an acid (hydrogen halide, such as HCl) and a base (the amine). These would react to make an amino salt. You would need excess ammonia and/or high temperature (to drive off the hydrogen halide) for an aqueous solution of the amine to truly be produced. Please keep this in mind when looking at the video and other sources.

For more information, please click HERE (ChemGuide)

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