Chemistry Practice Problems Identifying Acids and Bases Practice Problems Solution: Consider the base hydroxylamine, NH2OH.When it act...

Solution: Consider the base hydroxylamine, NH2OH.When it acts as a base, which atom in hydroxylamine accepts a proton?

Problem

Consider the base hydroxylamine, NH2OH.

When it acts as a base, which atom in hydroxylamine accepts a proton?

Solution

We are asked which atom in hydroxylamine, NH2OH, accepts a proton when it acts as a base

Recall that:

  • Arrhenius base dissociates to produce OH- in solution
  • Bronsted Lowry base is a proton acceptor.
  • Lewis base is an electron donor.

Among these three definitions of bases, we only focus on Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis definitions since we are not talking about dissociation.

We need to first draw the Lewis structure of hydroxylamine.


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