Question #50448

2NH3 + Ag+ Ag(NH3)2+
What is the Lewis acid in this equation?
What is the Lewis base in this equation?

Expert's answer

A Lewis base is any species that donates a pair of electrons to a Lewis acid to form a Lewis adduct.

In this example NH_{3} is the Lewis base, it donates a pair of electrons to free orbital of Ag^{+}, which is the Lewis acid in this equation.

**Ag**^{+ }is the Lewis acid in this equation

**NH**_{3 }is the Lewis base in this equation

In this example NH

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