Nitrogen as a Base

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Danieljm1B
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Nitrogen as a Base

Postby Danieljm1B » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:09 pm

Why is it that a N with a lone pair able to act as a base?

Jeril Joseph 1B
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Re: Nitrogen as a Base

Postby Jeril Joseph 1B » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:17 pm

Well, the answer is in your question. My guess would be because N has the lone pair, which can be donated to another atom, which is the definition of a Lewis base.

Haorui Li 1A
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Re: Nitrogen as a Base

Postby Haorui Li 1A » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:51 pm

The electron pairs donor is considered to be Lewis base, an N with a lone pair is able to donate its lone pair and form bonds, so it is considered a Lweis base.
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Re: Nitrogen as a Base

Postby nicknavejas1B » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:42 pm

So all lone pairs act as doners then?

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Re: Nitrogen as a Base

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:00 pm

Often when you see a lone pair, it can act as a Lewis base. Some atoms with lone pairs are better Lewis bases than others (depends on electronegativity, etc). A negatively charged species with a lone pair(s) or an N with a lone pair are usually good indicators of a Lewis base

Yen Ho Chou 1D
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Re: Nitrogen as a Base

Postby Yen Ho Chou 1D » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:44 pm

nitrogen can donate its lone pair

Gwynneth Orlino 1B
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Re: Nitrogen as a Base

Postby Gwynneth Orlino 1B » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:25 pm

Nitrogen can donate it's pair of electrons to a Lewis acid, making it a Lewis base.


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