Amine Definition

This is the chemical structure of the amine urea.
This is the chemical structure of the amine urea. Ben Mills/PD

Definition: An amine is a compound in which one or more of the hydrogen atoms in ammonia have been replaced by an organic functional group. Amines are generally weak bases. Further, most amines are organic bases.

Amines have the prefix amino- or the suffix -amine included in their name.

Examples: Methylamine is an amine.

Format
mla apa chicago
Your Citation
Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Amine Definition." ThoughtCo, Feb. 28, 2017, thoughtco.com/definition-of-amine-605821. Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. (2017, February 28). Amine Definition. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-amine-605821 Helmenstine, Anne Marie, Ph.D. "Amine Definition." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/definition-of-amine-605821 (accessed January 23, 2018).