borazine charges

Jul 2012
2
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I have a dilemma on the partial charges found on nitrogen and boron in borazine. Most sources show that the borons have a negative charge and the nitrogens a positive charge; which doesn't make much sense to me, as nitrogen is more electronegative than boron, I suppose.
I saw this 'mistake' also in Housecroft's Inorganic Chemistry. My question is, is it really a mistake, or am I missing something?

Thanks a lot.


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Apr 2013
17
1
The partial charges of borazine depends on the transfer of lone pair electrons..Now you should understand..
 
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