Chapter 3 homework #33

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Nabeeha Khan 1D
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Chapter 3 homework #33

Postby Nabeeha Khan 1D » Sun May 20, 2018 8:41 pm

Question #33: write the lewis structure of C) ONF and D) NF3

Why does the nitrogen atom form a double bond with oxygen in part C but in part D the nitrogen atom has a lone pair but does not form a double bond with the fluorine atom?

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Re: Chapter 3 homework #33

Postby Rebekah Kaufman 1L » Sun May 20, 2018 8:55 pm

I believe it has to do with formal charges. If N forms a double bond with F then both have a +1 charge.

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