The popular methylating agent, diazomethane has a molecular formula CH 2N2.
a) Draw the most stable Lewis structure for diazomethane.
b) Calculate the formal charge at each nitrogen atom for the structure you drew.
c) Draw the possible resonance strucutres for diazomethane and indicate which resonance form is the major contributor.
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