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Why does the lewis structure for ClNO2 have only one double bond? Can't it have two and have zero formal charge on all of the bonds?
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Rachel Yoo 3E wrote:Nitrogen is in row 2 which means it cant disobey the octet rule. By adding a double bond to chlorine, it would make nitrogen not follow this rule.
Thank you! Makes total sense now.
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