Nh3o Lewis Structure
Questions about the Lewis structure? ۔
What are the rules for deciding which element to use as a hub? The type I'm working with is NH3O. I think hydrogen can never be the center. But do you choose between oxygen and nitrogen? My note says to use the least electronegativity. Do you know what the lowest is? Can anyone explain that? Thanks in advance for your help.
You must follow the byte rule.
You're right, hydrogen and fluorine are never in between.
N is the central atom for NH3O, in other words the element that comes first becomes the central atom, except for hydrogen and fluorine.
You need the electro-negativity table to the right of the highest electro-negativity table.
As you walk, divide, shrink.
Nh3o Lewis structure.
You can always search and find the electro negativity table. If you can't find or use an electro-negativity table, an IC table can be your guide. Fluorine (top right in Table ic) has the highest electronegativity and its value is lower than that of fluorine on both the left and the right.
But, in general, oxygen will not be the central atom, but another non-metallic atom. You are right that hydrogen is impossible because it can only bind other atoms.