Diazomethane Resonance Structure

Shinpe

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So I encountered this question in Kaplan. Take a look at it before you readon.











I thought the answer would be c because the negative charge is on the more electronegative atom. But kaplan says it's b. I guess b has the advantage that the +/- charges are less separated but I still thought the Nitrogen having the negative charge would win over. Any other thoughts?
 
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