why ammonia acts as a ligand?

why ammonia acts as a ligand?


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Suraj Prasad IIT Patna
askIITians Faculty 286 Points
8 years ago
Ligands are ions or neutral molecules that bond to a central metal atom or ion. Ligands act as Lewis bases (electron pair donors), and the central atom acts as a Lewis acid (electron pair acceptor). Ligands have at least one donor atom with an electron pair used to form covalent bonds with the central atom. Ligands can be anions, cations, or neutral molecules.

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