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Base Notation

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 1:14 pm
by Jasmine Cha 1A
For NH3, the element is denoted with 2 vertical dots on its left. Does this just denote that it is a base? I was a little confused if this notation is supposed to apply to all bases, because other elements (F-, OH) don't have that dot notation.

Re: Base Notation  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:54 pm
by Evan Lee 2D
I think that the dots are just there to indicate that there is a lone pair of electrons.

Re: Base Notation

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:29 pm
by Olivia_Chen_3E
Yeah the dots just represent the electrons.