Problem: Draw the structure of hydroxylamine, H 3NO, and assign formal charges; look up the structure. Is the actual structure consistent with the formal charges?

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We’re being asked to determine the structure of hydroxylamine H3NO and assign formal charges. Also, determine if the actual structure is consistent with the formal charges.


To do so, we need to do the following steps:

Step 1: Determine the central atom in the molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Calculate the formal charge for the indicated atom. 


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Draw the structure of hydroxylamine, H 3NO, and assign formal charges; look up the structure. Is the actual structure consistent with the formal charges?

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