# What does an amine dissolved in water produce?

$\text{Hydroxide ions.............}$
Given a small enough hydrocarbyl substituents, even a tertiary amine, $N {R}_{3}$, has some water solubility. All the amines behave as $\text{Bronsted bases}$ according to the following equation:
$M {e}_{3} \stackrel{. .}{N} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s M {e}_{3} \stackrel{+}{N} H + H {O}^{-}$