Hint: Ignore the angles shown in the 2-dimensional Lewis structure and instead, consider what shape the molecule would have in three dimensions. (Ignore any resonance effects.)© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 5:33 am ad1c9bdddf
This is cyanamide:
N?C - NH2
The valence shell of C has 8 electrons, 6 in the triple bond and 2 in the single bond. As it has no lone pairs, the triple and single bonds will ...
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