## Base Notation [ENDORSED]

Jasmine Cha 1A
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### Base Notation

For NH3, the element is denoted with 2 vertical dots on its left. Does this just denote that it is a base? I was a little confused if this notation is supposed to apply to all bases, because other elements (F-, OH) don't have that dot notation.

Evan Lee 2D
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### Re: Base Notation  [ENDORSED]

I think that the dots are just there to indicate that there is a lone pair of electrons.

Olivia_Chen_3E
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### Re: Base Notation

Yeah the dots just represent the electrons.