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Structure of Nitrous Oxide

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Using the concept of formal charge, what is the best description of a Lewis structure for nitrous oxide, $N_{2}O$, in which a nitrogen and an oxygen atom are bonded to a central nitrogen atom?

A

Two single bonds.

B

Two double bonds.

C

Triple bond between nitrogen atoms, single bond between nitrogen and oxygen .

D

Single bond between nitrogen atoms, triple bond between nitrogen and oxygen.