Coordinate Covalent Bonds

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Douglas Nguyen 2J
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Coordinate Covalent Bonds

Postby Douglas Nguyen 2J » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:57 pm

How are coordinate covalent bonds formed?

Jeffrey Xiao 4A
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Re: Coordinate Covalent Bonds

Postby Jeffrey Xiao 4A » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:10 pm

When an atom provides two electrons in a bond instead of only providing one as in normal covalent bonds, for example, NH3 is a compound with 3 bonded atoms and a set of lone pairs around the central atom, and when it becomes NH4, the set of lone pairs in NH3 are both used for the bond between the N and the new H atom which is a coordinate covalent bond.

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