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Q6.21

Postby ahuang » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:17 pm

Why do protons not bond to the oxygens? Aren't there two lone pairs on oxygen that two hydrogens can bond to?

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Re: Q6.21

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:26 pm

It is more favorable for the nitrogens to gain the proton because of formal charge. The molecule would be more stable with a positive charge on N than O because N is not as electronegative, even though they both have lone pairs.


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