Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 1 - Bond-Line Drawings - 1.5 Identifying Formal Charges - Problems - Page 12: 1.38


The nitrogen in the molecule has a positive formal charge.

Work Step by Step

Since nitrogen is from the column 5A, and it has only 4 electrons in the drawing, it will have a +1* charge. *An extra electron means a -1 charge, so if the atom has one less electron than it is supposed to have, it will have a +1 charge.
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