Problem: Dinitrogen monoxide (N2O) supports combustion in a manner similar to oxygen, with the nitrogen atoms forming N2. Draw three resonance structures for N 2O (one N is central), and use formal charges to decide the relative importance of each. What correlation can you suggest between the more important structure and the observation that N2O supports combustion?

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There are 3 resonance structures of N2O.

One will contribute the most to the actual structure than the other two.

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Dinitrogen monoxide (N2O) supports combustion in a manner similar to oxygen, with the nitrogen atoms forming N2. Draw three resonance structures for N 2O (one N is central), and use formal charges to decide the relative importance of each. What correlation can you suggest between the more important structure and the observation that N2O supports combustion?

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