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

Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 1 - Bond-Line Drawings - 1.6 Finding Lone Pairs That Are Not Drawn - Problems - Page 19: 1.67

Answer

Both nitrogen atoms will have 1 lone pair.
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Work Step by Step

1. A neutral nitrogen has 5 electrons in the valence shell. 2. Since the atoms are making 3 bonds each, there will remain 2 free electrons, which forms 1 lone pair.
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