NH3, acid or base?

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hannahdaijo_4H
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NH3, acid or base?

Postby hannahdaijo_4H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:53 pm

With problems using ammonia, when would ammonia be a Bronsted acid versus a Bronsted base? Is it just a given that when NH3 reacts with water it acts as a base and becomes NH4-?

Albert_Luu3K
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Albert_Luu3K » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:25 pm

I think for almost all the reactions we've worked with, NH3 acts a Bronsted base because it accepts the proton.

Nicholas Le 4H
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Nicholas Le 4H » Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:05 pm

Yes, in most cases in which we work with NH3, it is considered in the terms of bronsted base.

Emma Popescu 1L
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Emma Popescu 1L » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:26 pm

Ammonia is a weak base. It reacts with water to produce ammonium ions and hydroxide ions.

Daniel Martinez 1k
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Daniel Martinez 1k » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:41 pm

Ammonia is a base because the lone pair on the nitrogen gets donated to other acids that are in need of an electron pair.

BCaballero_4F
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby BCaballero_4F » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:46 pm

In most cases Ammonia is considered a weak base

Areena H 2K
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Areena H 2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:23 pm

I believe that NH3 is a base, specifically a weak base.

Celine 1F
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Celine 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:25 pm

NH3, or ammonia, is typically a weak base.

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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby gabbymaraziti » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:28 pm

Ammonia is considered a Bronsted base because it loses its lone pair and accepts a proton to become NH4+.

Sally kim 4F
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Sally kim 4F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:31 pm

With the problems using NH3, we consider it as a Bronsted base because typically it is a weak base

Sadhana_Dicussion_4A
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Sadhana_Dicussion_4A » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:31 pm

NH3 is usually a weak base since it accepts a proton to form NH4+.

Sjeffrey_1C
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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Sjeffrey_1C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:36 pm

A bronsted base accepts a proton and a bonsted donates a proton. Thus, NH3, in most reactions, is a bronsted base.

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Re: NH3, acid or base?

Postby Veronica Lu 2H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:40 pm

ammonia would be considered a weak base


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