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Why basic character and nucleophilicity order are opposite for hydrides of group 15?

From what I understand basicity is tendency to donate lone pair to $\ce{H+}$ and nucleophilicity is tendency to donate lone pair to any general atom. $\ce{NH3 > PH3 > AsH3 > SbH3}$ (basicity) ...
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Lithium aluminium hydride

Lithium aluminium hydride is an important reducing agent in organic chemistry. Since I cannot find the half-equations telling how this reducing agent performs its action, I am wondering, is lithium a ...
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If diborane has 3c-2e bonds, then why are both boron atoms still electron deficit?

This is an image of the structure of diborane. It has a 3-center-2-electron bridge bond. As we can see in the bridge bond, the electron in the hydrogen atom and one electron in either boron atom is ...
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Ionic compounds with hydride anion [closed]

Ionic compounds are formed when an atom $\ce{A}$ donates one of it's electron to another atom $\ce{B}$ to form an ionic compound $\ce{A+B-}$. This is significantly more likely to happen as the ...
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