Question #152e2

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May 6, 2017

Answer:

This one's tricky in that #N_2O# demonstrates resonance and two contributing Lewis Structures can be drawn. That is:

#[:N -= N^(+) - O:::^(-)]##harr# #[::N^(-) = N^+ = O::]#

To support the structure containing the triple bond; an #sp - sp - sp^3# hybridization is used. To support the structure with the two double bonds; an #sp^2# - #sp^2# - #sp^2# hybridization is used.

Explanation:

The graphic needed to illustrate the hybridization certainly exceeds my artistic skill set, but was unable to find a suitable graphic online.
So, with undeterred determination, here's my best effort.
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