# Is CH3NH2 an acid or a base?

${H}_{3} C - N {H}_{2} + {H}_{2} O r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s {H}_{3} C - N {H}_{2}^{+} + O {H}^{-}$
Methylamine is a reasonably strong base as bases go ($p {K}_{B} = 3.36$); it is also a potent nucleophile. It is also incredibly smelly, and when you open a can the whole world knows (or at least the whole floor in your department).