Fri March 04, 2011 By: Priyanga Jaganathan

sir, justify the "ammonia is the good ligand" and give reasons

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Fri March 04, 2011
Dear Student
Due to presence of a lone pair of electrons ammonia behaves as a ligand. The neutral molecule NH3, it easily donates the lone pair to the metal.
The nitrogen atom is sp3 hybridised, so it has more p-character, which is dumble form. So, nitrogen tends to donate the electron pair.
We hope that clarifies your query.
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