6th edition ch3 3.99

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Jeremiah Hutauruk
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6th edition ch3 3.99

Postby Jeremiah Hutauruk » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:40 pm

''In 1999, Karl Christe synthesized and characterized a salt that contained the N5 cation, in which the ve N atoms are connected in a long chain. This cation is the rst all-nitrogen species to be isolated in more than 100 years. Draw the
most important Lewis structure for this ion, including all equivalent resonance structures. Calculate the formal charges on all atoms.''

Carissa Young 1K
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Re: 6th edition ch3 3.99

Postby Carissa Young 1K » Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:56 pm

Once you total the number of valence electrons and distribute them, you will find a Lewis structure with triple-single-single-triple bonds between the N, another Lewis structure with double-double-single-triple bond, and a triple-single-double-double bond. There are 4 lone pairs as well on each of these structures that can easily be put on these structures with the octet rule.

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