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Problem: The structures of piperidine and aniline are shown below.Draw N-methylpiperidine and N,N-dimethylaniline and classify each as 1°, 2°, or 3° amine. a) 1° amine                                                                                                    a) 1° amine b) 2° amine                                                                                                  b) 2° amine c) 3° amine                                                                                                   c) 3° amine

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Analyze the names: 

  • N-methylpiperidine 
    • N-methyl → CH3 on N
      • N is on the ring so the ring counts as 2 subtituents of N
      • CH3 is the other subtituent
      • Total of 3 subtituents on N → 3° amine


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The structures of piperidine and aniline are shown below.

Draw N-methylpiperidine and N,N-dimethylaniline and classify each as 1°, 2°, or 3° amine. 

a) 1° amine                                                                                                    a) 1° amine 

b) 2° amine                                                                                                  b) 2° amine 

c) 3° amine                                                                                                   c) 3° amine

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