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NH3 Lewis structure shows 1 lone pair on N. The answer key has this molecule listed as a lewis base. Is this because of the lone pair? Can someone explain this?
NH3 is a lewis base because Nitrogen can donate its lone pair of electrons.
Lewis acids are lone pair acceptors while bases are donors. This means that if a molecule has a lone pair on the central atom, it will be a lewis base, just like ammonia.
Thanks for the clarification!!
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