# Question #3ba26

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Feb 23, 2017

There are only two atoms, so the VSEPR shape is linear.

#### Explanation:

The **Lewis structure** of

#":N≡"stackrel("+")("O")":" ⟷ ":"stackrel("+")("N")"=Ö:"#

The first structure is the more important contributor because it has the maximum number of covalent bonds.

Each atom has two electron domains, so the **electron geometry** about each atom is **linear**.

The **molecular geometry** ignores the lone pairs.

Since there are only two atoms, molecular geometry is **linear**.