Nitrogen and Oxygen Bonding

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Anna Nordstrom 1A
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Nitrogen and Oxygen Bonding

Postby Anna Nordstrom 1A » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:06 am

If you bond N with O you get N=O with four electrons on the O and three on the N. The electrons are not completely balanced so what shape would it make? It's not quite linear but it's also not quite anything else.

Emily Chu 3E
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Re: Nitrogen and Oxygen Bonding

Postby Emily Chu 3E » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:53 am

In this case, NO (nitric oxide) is a free radical due to the unpaired electron on N. However, I believe it is still in a linear shape.

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Re: Nitrogen and Oxygen Bonding

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Oct 22, 2015 9:02 am

Correct Emily! There are only two atoms involved, so the only shape it can be is linear.


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