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How to draw lewis structure NH3?

How many electrons from the individual : 3 from the hydrogen, and 5 from the nitrogen.

So ammonia, ##NH_3##, has 8 to distribute. 6 electrons are utilized for the 3 ##N-H## bonds, and the remaining 2 are localized on the nitrogen as a lone pair.

So we get ##:NH_3##. Note that this is not the end of the story. Why have I represented each atom in the molecule as neutral? If I had ammonium ion, ##(NH_4)^+##, the positive charge is associated with the nitrogen centre. For the nitrogen in ammonia, there are 7 positive nuclear charges (i.e. 7 nuclear protons). This charge is balanced by 2 inner core electrons, 2 electrons from the lone pair, and 3 electrons from the ##N-H## bonds (i.e. the other electron in the ##N-H## bond is formally assigned to the hydrogen).

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