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First, we check OF2 so that we have a reference.
We first count the total number of valence electrons. We do that by adding up the valence electrons for each element. The number of valence electrons for each element is based on its group number.
In N2O, nitrogen is the central atom and the oxygen atom is terminal. In OF2, however, oxygen is the central atom.
Use formal charges to explain why.
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