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    Why won't ammonium just have 1 electron in its outer shell?Why does it donate both of their electrons and what happens to the hydrogen electron?
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    What electron? It forms a dative bond to H+
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    H doesn't come with an e-, it comes as H+. The covalent bond that forms is a normal, 2e-, bond. It is just that both e- start on the N, rather than the 'normal' 1e- from each atom.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    H doesn't come with an e-, it comes as H+. The covalent bond that forms is a normal, 2e-, bond. It is just that both e- start on the N, rather than the 'normal' 1e- from each atom.
    What do you mean it has no electron so it is just a proton of hydrogen?
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    What do you mean it has no electron so it is just a proton of hydrogen?
    It's a hydrogen ion (H+), which is also a proton.
 
 
 
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