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Distinguishing between chemical structures

How do I distinguish between the following?

1) Imine and enamine
2) Hydrazine and hydroxylamine
3) Acetal and hemiacetal

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An imine is a compound that contains the C=N group of these types: RCH=NH or RCH=NCR.

An enamine is a vinylamine, i.e. CH2=CHNR2. Notice that the double bond ...

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This solution involves distinguishing between chemical structures