Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 1 - Introduction and Review - Problems: Problem 1-3 a

Answer

N and N form a triple bond and share the electrons to complete their octets.
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Work Step by Step

There are 5 electrons around the Nitrogens. Nitrogen always forms 3 bonds. So there is a triple bond between the Nitrogens and one lone pair on each nitrogen.
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