Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 16 Principles of Chemical Reactivity: The Chemistry of Acids and Bases - 16-10 The Lewis Concept of Acids and Bases - Applying Chemical Principles - Questions - Page 628: 5


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a) Autoionization: $2\ NH_3\leftrightarrow NH_4^++NH_2^-$ b) By analogy with water, the strongest acid is $NH_4^+$, and the strongest base is $NH_2^-$. c) Since HCl is a stronger acid than NH4+, it should be mostly ionized and the solution should be a strong electrical conductor. d) Reaction: $O^{2-}+NH_3\leftrightarrow NH_2^-+OH^-$ Since O2- is a stronger base than NH2-, the reaction should favor the products at equilibrium.
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