# Reaction of OH- and methylamine

1. Aug 10, 2013

### paperdoll

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
The question is what is the product of OH$\cdot$ and CH3NH2
The correct answer is H2O and $\cdot$CH2NH2

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3. The attempt at a solution
The correct answer makes sense, but I don't understand the mechanism in terms of nucleophiles and electrophiles. If that was the case, wouldn't the OH$\cdot$ be a nucleophile and attack the nucleophillic regions of the $\cdot$CH2NH2? A bit confused
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

2. Aug 12, 2013

### chemisttree

Is it hydroxyl anion or hydroxyl radical?

3. Aug 12, 2013