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

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

$\overline{){\mathbf{Formal}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{Charge}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{Group}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{\#}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{-}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{(}}{\mathbf{bonds}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{+}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{lone}}{\mathbf{}}{\mathbf{electrons}}{\mathbf{)}}}$

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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