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NO Shape and Polarity

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:45 am
by Jasmine 2C
What molecular shape does NO have? N as the central atom has one bonded atom and one "lone pair", that is a single unpaired electron. Is this considered linear? And is it nonpolar since the difference if electronegativity is small?

Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:07 am
by Samuel Tzeng 1B
NO is linear, I think it's slightly polar

Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:20 am
by connie 2C
NO is a linear shaped molecule and it's polar because it's not a diatomic molecule and there is a difference in the electronegativity values of those atoms. the difference between N and O is 0.5 which makes it polar too.

Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:44 am
by Lauren Tanaka 1A
NO would have a linear shape since there are only 2 regions of electron density. It would also be polar since there's a difference in electronegativity between the N and O atoms. This would lead to a partial negative charge for the O leading to the molecule being polar.

Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:33 pm
by BryantChung_4B
Diatomic molecules like NO are always linear, as there's only one way to connect them. But this molecule is indeed polar because of the electronegativity difference between N and O.