What is the formal charge on the oxygen atom in #N_2O#?

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Aug 27, 2017

Answer:

The Lewis structure is associated with a FORMALLY NEGATIVELY CHARGED OXYGEN......

Explanation:

We gots #2xx5+6# #"valence electrons"# to distribute over three centres......

The Lewis structure commonly invoked is #:N-=stackrel(+)N-O^(-)#. From left to right, there are 7, 6, and 9 electrons associated with nitrogen, nitrogen, and oxygen, which gives rise to formal charges of #0, +1,# and #-1# respectively.

Is this a neutral molecule? Why or why not?