What heteroatom is characteristic of an amine?

Question:

What hereoatom is characteristic of an amine?

Organic Compounds

By definition, an organic compound is one that's primarily composed of carbon and hydrogen atoms. Not all organic compounds, however, are made of ONLY these two atoms. Sometimes they can contain others as well, and when this is the case, the non-carbon atoms are often referred to as heteroatoms.

Answer and Explanation:

Amines are organic compounds that contain nitrogen as the heteroatom (non-carbon atom). Amines can vary in complexity, but as long as the compound...

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