NO Shape and Polarity

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Jasmine 2C
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NO Shape and Polarity

Postby Jasmine 2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:45 am

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?

Samuel Tzeng 1B
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Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:07 am

NO is linear, I think it's slightly polar

connie 2C
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Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Postby connie 2C » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:20 am

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.

Lauren Tanaka 1A
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Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:44 am

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.

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Re: NO Shape and Polarity

Postby BryantChung_4B » Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:33 pm

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.


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