We’re being asked to draw a Lewis structure for urea, H2NCONH2
To do so, we first need to do the following steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.
Draw the Lewis structure for urea, H2NCONH2, the compound primarily responsible for the smell of urine. (The central carbon atom is bonded to both nitrogen atoms and to the oxygen atom.)
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