Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

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


The structure is drawn the way the formula is written.

Work Step by Step

Oxygen always forms two bonds, Nitrogen always forms 3 bonds and Hydrogen forms singe bond. So the structure is drawn the way the formulas is written H forms a bond with the first oxygen which then forms a bond with Nitrogen and that nitrogen forms a double bond with the oxygen. The lone pairs are then placed to complete the octet.
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