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What is Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) dipole moment direction on a Lewis structure?
The structure will be H-c(triple dashes)N: with one triple bond between the carbon and Nitrogen atom.
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User: What is Hydrogen cyanide (HCN) dipole moment direction on a Lewis structure?

Weegy: The structure will be H-c(triple dashes)N: with one triple bond between the carbon and Nitrogen atom.
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User: Thank you, but what direction of the arrow of the dipole moment would be for this structure?





Weegy: C-N-H would be incorrect lewis structure because it shows that C is bonded to N which is bonded to H. The books version is correct, because everything should be bonded to C, as is the case in almost all C containing compounds. [ For example: H2CO3 will look like: H .| O .| C=O .| O .| H The periods arent intentionally part of anything here, just trying to line up the bonds nicely. Remember, C will always be the backbone of C-containing compounds. In other examples, such as SO4, S will be the central atom. O's, and H's are usually never the central atom, unless we are talking about water or peroxides, etc. ]
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