Ammonia, a gaseous compound of one nitrogen atom bound to three hydrogen atoms, is not a strong base. It is a weaker base that generally must react with water before it reacts with an acid. Before it neutralizes acids in... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

Ammonia is a chemical commonly used in industrial and agricultural applications such as cleaning agents, fertilizers and water treatment. It is found in natural environments and is also industrially produced in vast amou... More » Science Chemistry

Ammonia is important because it is a vital source of nitrogen to support plant life. It is also used industrially to make dyes, plastic, explosives, drugs, nitric acid and ammonium hydroxide. Diluted ammonium hydroxide i... More » Science Chemistry
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Ammonia is a weak base. At room temperature, it is a colorless gas with a pungent odor. Ammonia has a pH of about 11.0 on the pH scale. More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

The Lewis structure of nitric acid has a nitrogen atom at the center surrounded by three oxygen atoms, one of which joins to a hydrogen atom. The structure has one double bond between nitrogen and one of the hydrogen-fre... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

The pH of ammonia is about 11, which makes it a fairly weak base. According to the pH scale, substances with a pH lower than 7 are acids, whereas those with a pH greater than 7 are bases. More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases

NH3, also known as ammonia, is a weak base. It is basic because the molecule reacts with water to form negatively charged ions of OH. Strong bases completely dissociate in reaction to water, but NH3 retains its original ... More » Science Chemistry Acids & Bases