What does an amine dissolved in water produce?

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Mar 1, 2017

Answer:

#"Hydroxide ions............."#

Explanation:

Given a small enough hydrocarbyl substituents, even a tertiary amine, #NR_3#, has some water solubility. All the amines behave as #"Bronsted bases"# according to the following equation:

#Me_3stackrel(..)N(aq) + H_2O(l)rightleftharpoonsMe_3stackrel(+)NH + HO^-#