Problem: Urea, a compound formed in the liver, is one of the ways humans excrete nitrogen. The Lewis structure for urea isUsing hybrid orbitals for carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, determine which orbitals overlap to form the various bonds in urea.

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Urea, a compound formed in the liver, is one of the ways humans excrete nitrogen. The Lewis structure for urea is

Using hybrid orbitals for carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen, determine which orbitals overlap to form the various bonds in urea.

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