Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 9 - Self-Assessment Quiz - Page 417: Q11


The correct answer is (a)

Work Step by Step

We know by the formula that formal charge = no.of valence electrons - (no.of nonbonding electrons + 1/2 no.of shared electrons) In the given question, for nitrogen, no. of valence electrons = 5 no. of nonbonding electrons = 0 no. of shared electrons = 8 Hence, using the formula, formal charge = +1
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