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**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.

###### FREE Expert Solution

We are asked to **choose the best lewis structure for N _{2}O. **

The **formal charge** can be calculated using the equation below:

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###### Problem Details

Consider the following proposed Lewis structures for N_{2}O. 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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