why ammonia and borontri flouride form adduct easily?what is an adduct?

Asked by gnikhilvarma | 31st May, 2009, 06:33: PM

Expert Answer:

N in ammonia has a lone pair of electrons hence can act as a Lewis base.B in borontrifloride has a vacant p orbital hence can act as a Lewis acid. There is formation of a coordinate bond between lone pair of N and vacant orbital of B leading to formation of an adduct.

Adduct is an addition product of a reaction between different molecules wherein the product contains all atoms of the reacting species.Such reactions yield single products.

Answered by  | 1st Jun, 2009, 12:19: PM

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