NH3

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Tracy Tolentino_2E
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NH3

Postby Tracy Tolentino_2E » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:51 pm

Why is NH3 considered a neutral atom?

ChristianM3F
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Re: NH3

Postby ChristianM3F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:56 pm

A neutral atom? If you determine its formal charge, you'd use the equation (5-(2+6/2), which would equal 0.
I'm guessing you're meaning non-polar or polar, and I believe that it is polar, since it's a tetrahedral molecule that doesn't have the same 4 atoms bound to its electron-dense regions.

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Re: NH3

Postby htatshwe_3L » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:00 am

Ya in terms of it being a neutral atom you can use the FC equation valence-nonbonding-bonding/2.

Nohemi Garcia 1L
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Re: NH3

Postby Nohemi Garcia 1L » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:00 am

ChristianM3F wrote:A neutral atom? If you determine its formal charge, you'd use the equation (5-(2+6/2), which would equal 0.
I'm guessing you're meaning non-polar or polar, and I believe that it is polar, since it's a tetrahedral molecule that doesn't have the same 4 atoms bound to its electron-dense regions.


The molecular shape of NH3 is actually a trigonal pyramidal because it has 1 lone pair on the central atom (VSEPR formula: AX3E1).

Laura WM 3I
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Re: NH3

Postby Laura WM 3I » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:02 am

When you say neutral are you referring to the charge or the polarity? It is neutrally charged, but a polar atom.


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