Determine the resonance structure that will contribute the most for OCN-
First, we will have to draw the Lewis Structure of OCN- and follow the steps:
Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.
Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.
Which of the following resonance structures for OCN - will contribute most to the correct structure of OCN-?
a. O(2 lone pairs)=C=N(2 lone pairs)
b. O(3 lone pairs)—C≡N(with 1 lone pair)
c. O(1 lone pair)≡C—N(3 lone pairs)
d. O(1 lone pair)=C(2 lone pairs)=N(1 lone pair)
e. They all contribute equally to the correct structure of OCN -.
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