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NH3 and Transiton complexes

  1. Jul 3, 2007 #1
    I am taking this correspondence course, i ran into this question and I think i know the answer but i'm not sure.
    Why is it that NH3 readily forms complex ions with the transition elements but NH4 does not?
    I think it is because of the extra bond with Hydrogen, therefore there is less unpaired d electrons but i'm not sure.
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