Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 9 - Exercises: 71

Answer

Formal charge on nitrogen = 1 Formal charge on oxygen = -1

Work Step by Step

We know, formal charge = no. of valence electrons - (no. of nonbonding electrons + 1/2 no. of shared electrons) Formal charge on nitrogen = 3 - (0 + 1/2*8) = 1 Formal charge on oxygen = 6 - (6 + 1/2*2) = -1
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