What is the lewis structure of #N(CH_3)_3#?

1 Answer
Nov 25, 2016

Nitrogen has 5 valence electrons, three of which are involved in bonding.


And carbon has 4 valence electrons all of which are involved in bonding. There are 5 valence electrons on nitrogen; less the 3 bonding electrons, this leaves 2 electrons as a stereochemically active, nitrogen-centred lone pair. The electronic structure around nitrogen is tetrahedral; the molecular structure around nitrogen is trigonal pyramidal, #/_H-N-H~=105^@#.