posted by .

how would you draw a chemical bond representation for: NH4 plus 1
thanks for your help:)

It is almost impossible to draw Lewis electron dot structures for ANY molecule or ion on these boards BUT here is a try.


Here's hoping it turns out ok.

Almost. Replace the top : and the bottom : with ..

Let me know if that isn't ok and I will try again.

that isnt ok, do u mind if u try again thanks:)

never mind i get it u put brackets...then an N in the middle with 4 H's on each side and two dots around each side of the N..thx again for ur help but it also says circle the cordinate covalent bond which would that be?

which 1 is coordinate covalent bond?

Actually, ANY of the N-H bonds can be the coordinate covalent bond. See, NH3 starts out
:N - H

THEN a bare hydrogen ion (a H atom stripped of its one electron) adds to the two free (the unpaired set of electrons on N) electrons. That, then, is the coordinate covalent bond since both of the electrons were donated by N and none by H. HOWEVER, after the bond is formed, all of the electrons are moving around, all the electrons look alike, and no ONE bond is the coordinate covalent one. If the question specifically asks you to circle the coordinate covalent bond, I would draw it as above, showing the NH3 with its two unpaired electrons, then below that add the H^+ (hydrogen ion), then circle that pair of electrons. It's the addition of the H^+ that gives the NH4^+ its 1+ charge since NH3 was neutral at the start.

ok so your saying don't draw what i said before? and jus to put what u said now? with the parantheese and plus 1 outside of it

ok. I simply can't draw it but I'll try to explain how to do it.
Na+ will be the Na ion. You need two of them.(The Na symbol stands for the nucleus and all of the electrons EXCEPT the outside one, which of course is not there in the ion).

O= will be the oxide ion.

Together that makes the Na2O ionic compound.


I didn't understand your other post.

We never forget about you. But it takes time to type all this stuff in, there are other students asking other questions and that takes time, plus all of us are volunteers. If you need a question answered within the next few minutes, this is not the place to ask. We try to get around to a qeuestion within an hour or so but there is no guarantee. Sometimes the expert who can best answer the question isn't signed on. And on and on into the night. Good luck to you.

Ok...ill explain it once more how do you draw out a ionic representation of says i need charges, brackets and valence electrons..this is my final question n im exhausted so if u could help me real quick that would be great sorry if im a lil cranky ive had a bad day because im havin family problems and there hard to deal with right now

WHy cant u type it out i need so much help?

These boards aren't made for art work. Just write down the Na^+ and another Na^+ and the O^-2 ion and you will have it. Its much simpler than the NH4^+ ion.

Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. AP Chem

    use simple structure and bonding models to account for each of the following: A. the bond length between the two carbon atoms is shorter in C2h4 then in c2h6. B.the bond lengths in SO3 are all identical and are shorter than a sufur …
  2. ap chem

    There are several oxides of nitrogen; among the most common are N2O, NO, and NO2. 1.Write the Lewis structures for each of these molecules. In each case the oxygens are terminal atoms. 2. Which of these molecules "violate" the octet …
  3. ap chem

    consider the molecules PF3 and PF5. b]is the PF3 molecule polar or is it nonpolar. explain C] on the basis of bonding principles, predict whether each of the following compounds exists. In each case explain your prediction. (i) NF5 …

    Given assumed valencies: H=1, N=3, & C=4 i am now required to draw the structural formulae of HYDROGEN CYANIDE and CYANOGEN. H:C:::N is the Lewis electron dot structure. If you want to use "sticks" as a bond instead of two electrons, …
  5. George School

    The following questions relate to the bonding in the OH-1 ion. (16 points) Write the electron configuration for H. (1 point) Write the electron configuration for O. (1 point) Draw the molecular orbital diagram for OH-1. (5 points) …
  6. Chemistry: Electron Configuration

    The following questions relate to the bonding in the OH-1 ion. (16 points) Write the electron configuration for H. (1 point) Write the electron configuration for O. (1 point) Draw the molecular orbital diagram for OH-1. (5 points) …
  7. Chemistry

    Draw Lewis dot structures, including appropriate resonance forms, and assign formal charges to each of those structures, for the molecule urea, with chemical formula NH2CONH2. You should find at least 3 such structures, some of which …
  8. Lewis Dot Structure?

    I need to draw a Lewis Dot Structure for each ion or molecule: PO4-3 CN- SO3-2 ClO2- N2H2 N2H4 C2H2 C2H4
  9. Chemistry

    Draw the Lewis dot diagram of CO2, how many types of electrons are in the valence bond?
  10. Chemistry

    Draw the best Lewis structures for NO+, NO2-, NO2H, and NO3-. Based on the Lewis structures, list all of the the N-O bonds lengths in order of shortest (1) to longest (5). N-O bond length in >>> 2 N-O double bond in NO2H >>> …

More Similar Questions