Problem: Consider the following proposed Lewis structures for N2O. Choose the best Lewis structure and calculate the formal charge on the O atom in your chosen structure.A. A is best; formal charge on O is 0.B. A is best; formal charge on O is –1.C. B is best; formal charge on O is 0.D. B is best; formal charge on O is –1.E. C is best; formal charge on O is 0.

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We are asked to choose the best lewis structure for N2O. 

The formal charge can be calculated using the equation below: 

Formal Charge = Group # - (bonds + lone electrons)


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Consider the following proposed Lewis structures for N2O. Choose the best Lewis structure and calculate the formal charge on the O atom in your chosen structure.

A. A is best; formal charge on O is 0.

B. A is best; formal charge on O is –1.

C. B is best; formal charge on O is 0.

D. B is best; formal charge on O is –1.

E. C is best; formal charge on O is 0.

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