Ammonia, NH3, is a pretty ubiquitous chemical substance when it comes to AP Chemistry. Not so much much in terms of actually encountering it in the lab, but rather as a molecule that can be used to illustrate a ton of useful concepts that are required knowledge at this level. A few simple examples are;
1. It can be used to illustrate the simple theory behind Lewis diagrams, and is handy for that purpose for a number of reasons. It rather neatly involves a simple octet around the nitrogen atom, and duets around the hydrogen atoms in covalently bonded compounds.
2. When it comes to bond…
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