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The conjugate base of NH3 is NH3+. yes or no?

The conjugate base of NH3 is NH3+. yes or no?


4 Answers

Ashwin Muralidharan IIT Madras
290 Points
10 years ago

Hi Harish,


NH4+ is the conjugate Acid of NH3...

It can't be NH3+.


Best Regards,

Ashwin (IIT Madras).

basit ali
41 Points
10 years ago

YES, because when a molucule gain proton it is caled conjugate base.

  given reaction folows this equation:

    NH3 →H- + NH3+   

Godfrey Classic Prince
633 Points
10 years ago

Dear Harish Kumar.M,

Ammonia is amphoteric, meaning that it can behave as either an acid or a base. It can accept a proton and therefore acts as a base. It can donate a proton and act as an acid.

NH3 + H2O <==> H3O+ + NH2-

NH2- is therefore the conjugate base of ammonia.


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11 Points
3 years ago
No not possible NH3+ because NH4+ is the conjugate acid of NH3NH3(aq)+H2O(l)=NH4+(aq)+OH-(aq)Therefore,base+acid=conjugate+conjugate acid baseHence,base adds proton to conjugate acid.And Acid looses proton to form conjugate base

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