ammonia has the formula NH3 but is still considered a base. why?

Asked by AMRISHA KAKATI | 18th Jan, 2011, 12:00: AM

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With the formula we can never judge the properties of the molecules accurately.
Ammonia is a base as it has a lone pair of electrons which it easily can donate to an acid.
 
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Answered by  | 18th Jan, 2011, 03:45: PM

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