Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solution - Exercises - Page 158: 4.34a


True, NH3 reacts with water to release OH- ions and therefore its aqueous solutions are basic.

Work Step by Step

When NH3 reacts with water we have: NH3 + H2O --> NH4+ + OH- Therefore, NH3 generates OH- and is a base. On page 134 we see that it is a weak base, but a base nonetheless.
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