4.13 D

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4.13 D

Postby salvadoralvizo1J » Wed May 30, 2018 8:27 pm

On question 4.13 D, shouldn't the middle N have one lone pair because this has the lowest formal charge? Then why do the Ns have double or triple bonds?

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Re: 4.13 D

Postby Tiffany Chen 1A » Wed May 30, 2018 9:29 pm

I don't think you have a lone pair on the middle N and have all 16 electrons accounted for and all the octets. If you put a lone pair in the middle, then either oxygen won't have its octet or the other nitrogen won't have its octet.

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