Weak Bases with Nitrogen

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Annalyn Diaz 1J
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Weak Bases with Nitrogen

Postby Annalyn Diaz 1J » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:37 am

Dr. Lavelle said something about nitrogen in the compound needing a lone pair or else it can’t act as a base. Can someone remind me why that lone pair is necessary?

Kelly Zhang 1L
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Re: Weak Bases with Nitrogen

Postby Kelly Zhang 1L » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:04 am

I'm not sure how right I am, but I'll give this a shot. I think that nitrogen has the lone pair because the free electron pair in nitrogen shares those electrons with a proton to form a cation. So when NH3 is reacted with H20, it shares that electron pair with the hydrogen atom in H2O.

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Re: Weak Bases with Nitrogen

Postby Hedi Zappacosta 1E » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:28 am

Dr. Lavelle said that if. a molecule has Nitrogen in it and that Nitrogen has a lone pair then it acts as a base. It is like in a DNA molecule where the nitrogen in the base pair gives up its lone pair.

Ronak Singh
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Re: Weak Bases with Nitrogen

Postby Ronak Singh » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:52 am

According to the Lewis definition of a base, a base is a lone pair donor.

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Re: Weak Bases with Nitrogen

Postby 105002507 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:06 pm

It is important to know that a base is an e- donor!!


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