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: 35

Answer

a) O = +1; B= -1. b) C+-1, N = +1,0. c) N(middle) =+1, N = -1 d) O (outer layer)= 0, O(middle layer) =+1, O (right layer)=-1 e) C= -1, P= +1 f) N=+1, O= -1

Work Step by Step

Make 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. And lastly, B is the total number of electrons shared in bonds with other atoms in this molecule.
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