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In the cyanide ion (cn-), the nitrogen has a formal charge of
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CN- looks like this using a Lewis structure

=- is a triple bond

:C=-N: Nitrogen has 5 valence electrons

You’ll take 5 and subtract the amount of unshared and 1/2shared

So it’ll be 5 - (2 + 1/2(6))= 0

So the Nitrogen has a neutral charge

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