Problem: Draw the structure of hydroxylamine, H3NO, and assign formal charges; look up the structure. Is the actual structure consistent with the formal charges?

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We’re being asked to determine the draw the structure of hydroxylamine, H3NO, and assign formal charges


To do so, we need to do the following steps:


Step 1: Determine the central atom in this molecule.

Step 2: Calculate the total number of valence electrons present.

Step 3: Draw the Lewis structure for the molecule.

Step 4: Calculate the formal charge for the indicated atom. 


Recall that the formula for the formal charge is:


F.C. = Goup Number - [Bonds + Non-bonding e-]



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Draw the structure of hydroxylamine, H3NO, and assign formal charges; look up the structure. Is the actual structure consistent with the formal charges?

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