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A molecule of ammonia (NH3) has


A

Only single bonds

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B

Only double bonds

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C

Only triple bonds

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D

Two double bonds and one single bond

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Solution

The correct option is A

Only single bonds


The explanation for the correct option:

A. Only single bonds

Ammonia:

  • Ammonia is a chemical compound that is made up of nitrogen and hydrogen atoms.
  • The chemical formula of ammonia is NH3.
  • The ammonia molecule has three single bonds i.e. N-H bonds.
  • It has a trigonal pyramidal shape.
  • The structure of ammonia is given below.

The explanation for incorrect options:

A molecule of ammonia has only single bonds. Thus options B, C, and D are incorrect.

Hence the correct option is A i.e. only single bonds.


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