Which of the following, heterocyclic amine and/or secondary amine, best describes the molecule shown below?
- Heterocyclic amine only
- Secondary amine only
- Both heterocyclic amine and secondary amine
- Neither heterocyclic amine nor secondary amine
Secondary amines follow the chemical formula R-NH-R’; heterocyclic amines include cyclic ring structures with nitrogen incorporated into ring. In the molecule shown above, nitrogen is situated within the ring structure making this a heterocyclic amine. R-NH2 is the other nitrogen containing substituent within the molecule shown above. Since only one R-group is attached, this is considered a primary amine instead of a secondary amine. Therefore, A is the correct answer.
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