Using electron bookkeeping draw a Lewis dot diagram for NF2H and N2H2 determine how many electrons each atom should be assigned.
Thanks Guys I really appreciate it, my assignment is due tonight and the test is tomorrow, could you explain it,thanks
chemistry - DrBob222, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 5:42pm
These are almost impossible to draw on this board. You have 26 electrons.
Draw N on a sheet of paper, place F, F, and H on each of three sides. Place two electrons between each to show the covalent bond. Place six more electrons around each F and place the last two electrons on the fourth side of N so it will be an unshared pair.
H:N::N:H with a lone pair above each N.
You post sounds as if you want the formal charge. The formal charge on all of the atoms in each structure is zero.
chemistry - WILL J, Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 8:43pm
Thanks DR Bob
chemistry - WILL J, Friday, December 2, 2011 at 6:58pm
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DR Bob this is what I drew, I know its not lined up but could you explain the method of electron booking for me.