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7.13: Amines and Thiols

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  • Amine

    A compound obtained by replacing one or more hydrogen atoms in the ammonia molecule by alkyl and/or aryl groups is called an amine.

    Thiols

    A thiol, thio alcohol, or mercaptan is a compound that has the following general structural formula.

    R1—R3 could be hydrogen atoms, alkyl groups, aryl groups, or any combination thereof.

    eg:

    The sulfhydryl group in a thiol is called the thiol group.