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. Explain why NH3is basic while BiH3is only feebly basic?

. Explain why NH3is basic while BiH3is only feebly basic?
 

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PRAPULPODISHETTI
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7 years ago
As atomic radius increases from Nitrogen to bismuth, electron density on the nitrogen atom is greater than that on bismuth atom and electron releasing tendency of ammonia is more than BiH3. Therefore, NH3is basic while BiH3is only feebly basic.

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