Which is a better nucleophile? Ammonia or Water?

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    Is it water because oxygen is more electronegative than nitrogen?

    But in ammonia, the nitrogen has 1 more hydrogen around it than water? So will that make nitrogen have more electron density around it, because it can pull another electron pair towards itself from the hydrogen, so be a better nucleophile? How does having more hydrogens around an electronegative atom affect the electron density around that electronegative atom? Will it increase or decrease?
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    Honestly not much of a clue
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    Ammonia. Nitrogen is less electronegative so ammonia can donate a lone pair more easily.
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    (Original post by alow)
    Ammonia. Nitrogen is less electronegative so ammonia can donate a lone pair more easily.

    thank you alow i always see you whenever i ask chemistry questions
 
 
 
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