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Tiffanny_Carranza_2D
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ligands

Postby Tiffanny_Carranza_2D » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:57 pm

How are the NH3 ligands neutral ?

chinmayeec 2H
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Re: ligands

Postby chinmayeec 2H » Fri Dec 04, 2020 9:58 pm

Yes, NH3 is a neutral molecules so NH3 ligands are neutral.

Hope that helps!

Ariel Guan 1H
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Re: ligands

Postby Ariel Guan 1H » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:11 pm

it's because NH3 is a neutral molecule.

CesarLec1
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Re: ligands

Postby CesarLec1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:16 pm

NH3 a neutral molecule because all of its formal charges add up to 0 but remains a ligand due to N free pair of electrons.

Lung Sheng Liang 3J
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Re: ligands

Postby Lung Sheng Liang 3J » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:08 pm

NH3 is a neutral molecule. You can check this by drawing the lewis structure for it.

Astha Sahoo 3I
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Re: ligands

Postby Astha Sahoo 3I » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:29 pm

Since all the H atoms around the N central atom have the same electronegativity, even if the bonds were polar, since they all pull the same, the bonds would cancel each other out and thus there would be no significant partial charge on any of the atoms, making the molecule polar.

Gigi Elizarraras 2C
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Re: ligands

Postby Gigi Elizarraras 2C » Sat Dec 05, 2020 6:48 pm

NH3 is a neutral molecule so it is in turn a neutral ligand. When in doubt draw the lewis structure and calculate the formal charges:)

Mackenzie Van Val 3E
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Re: ligands

Postby Mackenzie Van Val 3E » Sun Dec 06, 2020 1:01 am

NH3 is a neutral molecule on its own; therefore, it acts as a neutral ligand. I had this same question, and I found that drawing out the Lewis structure and calculating the formal charge on each atom (which will all be 0) to be helpful in determining an answer, as it made it easy to see that NH3 has a net charge of zero. Hope this helps!

Lorraine Jiang 2C
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Re: ligands

Postby Lorraine Jiang 2C » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:14 am

NH3 is neutral because all of its atom's formal charges add up to 0.

Hope it helps!

Yolanda_Xing_3A
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Re: ligands

Postby Yolanda_Xing_3A » Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:06 am

it is neutral because its formal charge is 0

abby hyman
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Re: ligands

Postby abby hyman » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:32 am

NH3 is neutral because the N has a charge of -3 and each H has a charge of +1 creating an overall charge of 0 for the compound.

Taha 2D
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Re: ligands

Postby Taha 2D » Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:41 am

Calculating individual formal charges will show it to be neutral


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