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how to know whether a compound nh3 is planar

how to know whether a compound nh3 is planar

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Simran Vinaik
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3 years ago
NH3has 8 electrons. When we draw the structure we have three bonds to the H's and one lone pair. Therefore the electron geometry is tetrahedral (four areas of electron density) and the molecular geometry is trigonal pyramidal (three single bonds to three atoms and one lone pair). This structure isnot planar.

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