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Chapter 13, Problem 33E
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Write a chemical equation using Lewis structures for the reaction of water with ammonia. Identify the Brønsted-Lowry acid and base in the reaction.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The chemical equation, using the Lewis structure for the reaction between ammonia and water, is to be written, and the Bronsted acid and base in the given reaction are to be identified.

Concept introduction:

According to the Bronsted-Lowry theory, an acid is a substance that donates a hydrogen ion (H+) and a base is the substance that accepts a hydrogen ion (H+). Hence, a proton donor is called a Bronsted acid and a proton acceptor is called a Bronsted base.

Lewis structure, also known as the Lewis dot structure, shows the bonding of the valence electrons present on an atom in a molecule.

Explanation of Solution

The given reaction is a Bronsted acid-base reaction. In an acid-base reaction, the transfer of a proton takes place. According to the Bronsted acid-base theory, an acid is a proton donor and a base is a proton acceptor.

The chemical equation, using the Lewis structure for the reaction between ammonia and water, is as:

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