Exercise 10 | Prediction of Molecular Geometries

Draw the Lewis structure of cyanamide (NH2CN).

Describe the bonding around the carbon atom and nitrogen atom.

Draw a 3D representation of cyanamide.

Lewis structure of cyanamide:


 

Around C ⇒ AX2 ⇒ linear

Around N ⇒ AX3E ⇒ trigonal pyramidal

 

3D representation of cyanamide: