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Group Valence Electrons
C 4A 1 × 4 e– = 4 e–
H 1A 1 × 1 e– = 1 e–
N 5A 1 × 5 e– = 5 e–
Total: 10 valence e–
H prefers 1 bond
C prefers 4 bonds
Draw the Lewis structure for HCN molecule. Include lone pairs.
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