Definition of amine: Amines are derivatives of ammonia (NH3) which are produced by the replacement of one or more hydrogen atoms of ammonia by alkyl or aryl groups. Amines have the prefix amino- or the suffix -amine included in their name.
Examples: Methylamine is an amine.
Functional group: – NH3
- Among the different nitrogenous organic compounds, amines are the most important.
- Chemically amines are derivatives of an inorganic base, NH3.