Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - Study Questions - Page 337a: 15


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$F.\ Charge= NVE-LPE-BE/2$ a) N: $5-0-4/2=+3$ O: $6-6-2/2=-1$ b) N: $5-2-4/2=+1$ O: $6-6-2/2=-1$ c) N: $5-2-6/2=0$ F: $7-6-2/2=0$ d) N: $5-0-8/2=+1$ O(H): $6-4-4/2=0$ H: $1-0-2/2=0$ O(=): $6-4-4/2=0$ O(-): $6-6-2/2=-1$ These two O display ressonance, so their charge is -1/2.
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