A quick explanation of the molecular geometry of NH3 including a description of the NH3 bond angles. The NH3 molecular geometry (molecular shape) is trigonal pyramidal. The NH3 bond angles are 107 degrees because the hydrogen atoms are repelled by the lone pair of electrons on the Nitrogen atom.
Hereof, what is the molecular geometry of the ammonia molecule?
Ammonia. An example of trigonal pyramid molecular geometry that results from tetrahedral electron pair geometry is NH3. The nitrogen has 5 valence electrons and thus needs 3 more electrons from 3 hydrogen atoms to complete its octet. This then leaves a lone electron pair that is not bonded to any other atom.
Is nh3 a tetrahedral molecule?
NH3 (Ammonia) electron geometry is “Tetrahedral” but its molecular geometry is “Trigonal Pyramidal”. the H atoms are being pushed down by the electron pair on top and have an approximate bond angle of 109.5 degree.