Problem: In which of the following nitrogen-oxygen species is the formal charge on the N atom = 0?A. dinitrogen tetroxideB. the nitrate ionC. the nitrite ionD. nitrogen dioxide

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Recall that the formula for the formal charge is:


F.C.=Group Number-(Bonds+Nonbonding e-)


Nitrogen is from GROUP 7A 


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In which of the following nitrogen-oxygen species is the formal charge on the N atom = 0?

A. dinitrogen tetroxide
B. the nitrate ion
C. the nitrite ion
D. nitrogen dioxide

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