# Question #c0cf6

Jun 14, 2016

sp (linear)

#### Explanation:

Nitrogen configuration is $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{3}$.
Oxygen is $1 {s}^{2} 2 {s}^{2} 2 {p}^{4}$

So with 7 valance electrons and a net charge of +1 you need to use 3 pairs in the bonding, which indicates triple bonded N-O, which will have linear sp hybridisation.