# Does the nitrate ion have one long N¬O bond and two short N¬O bonds?

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Dec 22, 2014

If anything, you might predict that NO₃⁻ has one short N-O bond and two long ones. But all N-O bonds in NO₃⁻ are the same length.

You can draw three equivalent Lewis structures for NO₃⁻. Each has an N=O double bond and two N-O single bonds.

The actual structure is none of these. It is a resonance hybrid of them all.

All three bonds have exactly the same length.

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