Problem: Dinitrogen difluoride, N2F2, is the only stable, simple inorganic molecule with an N=N bond. It occurs in two forms: cis (both F atoms on the same side of the N=N bond) and  trans (the F atoms on opposite sides of the N=N bond).(a) Draw the molecular shapes of the two forms of N 2F2.

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Structure will appear as N=N as the central part where each N atom has F on it

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Dinitrogen difluoride, N2F2, is the only stable, simple inorganic molecule with an N=N bond. It occurs in two forms: cis (both F atoms on the same side of the N=N bond) and  trans (the F atoms on opposite sides of the N=N bond).

(a) Draw the molecular shapes of the two forms of N 2F2.

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