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?
     

    Shinpe

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      And ofcourse I forgot to attach the actual question at 5 AM ........
       

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