### 3.49

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**Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:28 pm**Can anyone explain 3.49? I had the correct lewis structure but am not getting the formal charge correct.

For part A, I had

Formal Charge of Oxygen= 6 valence e - (1 lone pair +6/2) which gives a +2 charge, and the book says Oxygen has a +1 charge.

For Nitrogen I had

Formal Charge of Nitrogen=5 valence e-(1lone pair+6/2) which gives a +1 charge, and the book says Nitrogen has no charge.

Any help would be appreciated. thanks!

For part A, I had

Formal Charge of Oxygen= 6 valence e - (1 lone pair +6/2) which gives a +2 charge, and the book says Oxygen has a +1 charge.

For Nitrogen I had

Formal Charge of Nitrogen=5 valence e-(1lone pair+6/2) which gives a +1 charge, and the book says Nitrogen has no charge.

Any help would be appreciated. thanks!