Problem: Draw the Lewis structure for HCN molecule. Include lone pairs.

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Step 1:

            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


Step 2:


H prefers 1 bond

C prefers 4 bonds


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Draw the Lewis structure for HCN molecule. Include lone pairs.

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