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Why is NO2 not drawn with two double bonds? If it is drawn with two double bond and one lone electron on the N central atom? Wouldn't all the formal charges of the atoms be 0 if it was drawn that way? if it's drawn with two single bonds and one double bond, there would be formal charges on the N atom and one of the O atoms. Can someone please clarify this for me?
NO2 cannot be drawn with two double bonds and one lone pair on the N central atom because it violates the octet rule. N cannot have exceed the octet rule because it does not have empty d orbitals unlike many of the third period elements, which uses their empty d orbitals to accommodate more electrons.
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