Organic Chemistry 9th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305080483
ISBN 13: 978-1-30508-048-5

Chapter 2 - Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases - Problem: 7

Answer

Nitrogen FC = +1 Oxygen FC = -1.

Work Step by Step

Notice that V is the number of valence electrons of the neutral atom in isolation during its ground state. N is the number of non-bonding valence electrons on this atom in the molecule, and B is the total number of electrons shared in bonds with other atoms in that particular molecule.
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