Problem: The N2O molecule is linear and polar.a. On the basis of this experimental evidence, which arrangement, NNO or NON, is correct? Explain your answer.

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Nitrogen (EN = 3.04) is less electronegative than oxygen (EN = 3.44) so N goes in the center of the Lewis structure. The Lewis structure for N2O is:

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The N2O molecule is linear and polar.

a. On the basis of this experimental evidence, which arrangement, NNO or NON, is correct? Explain your answer.

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