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why ammonia is a covalent hydride yet hydrogen shows +1 oxidation state in NH3 but as in hydrides H is in -1 oxidation state.

why ammonia is a covalent hydride yet hydrogen shows +1 oxidation state in NH3 but as in hydrides H is in -1 oxidation state.

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sachin
9 Points
8 years ago
N is non-metal. Hence H shows +1 OS while in metal hydrides M-H its OS is -1

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