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An amine is an organic compound consisting of at least one nitrogen atom bonded to at least one carbon atom. Amines are classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary, depending on the number of carbon atoms the nitrogen atom is bonded to (primary = 1 carbon, etc.). A well known amine molecule is amphetamine (C6H5CHNH2CH3), a stimulant, and an example of a primary amine.[1]


  1. Solomon's Organic Chemistry, Fifth Edition, 1992