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If you are given an ion such as NO+ and are told to draw the MO diagram for it, which atom would the electron be taken from? Would the N have one less electron because it is less electronegative than O and therefore able to lose an electron more easily?
Lewis structures can really help in these situations to see which atoms lose or gain electrons. Try creating a stable lewis structure for NO+. You will see that oxygen loses an electron and obtains a 1+ charge while being triple bonded to nitrogen. Both have a lone pair of electrons.
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