Answer to Question #61894 in Inorganic Chemistry for bharat

Question #61894
Explain Trimethylamine is a good Lewis base whereas trisilylamine is a very weak Lewis base.
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2016-09-14T06:38:03-0400
Relatively stable unfilled d orbitals on the silicon atoms are conjugated with unshared pair of electrons on the nitrogen atom, making the electrons less available for coordination with acceptor reagents (less pronounced Lewis acidic properties).

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