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Why do elements form dative bonds when they’re already stable?

Why do elements form dative bonds when they’re already stable?

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Sakshi
askIITians Faculty 652 Points
6 years ago
hey student..
i think u must be aware of the concepts of lewis acid and lewis bases.
so although u say NH3 is very stable but still it forms a dative bond with BF3 to form an adduct. in this case, on formation of the dative bond, the valency of B is getting complete and hence is the stable and driving force for the formation of a dative bond.

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