How do you draw the lewis structure for NO2?
Refer to the video in the explanation.
So how many valence electrons we got...?
Five from nitrogen, and 12 from the oxygen atoms...and so we got 8 and a HALF electron pairs to distribute...17 electrons in total
As is typical, the least electronegative atom is placed in the middle to give...
From left to right as we face the page, each atom is associated with SIX, FOUR, and SEVEN valence electrons, giving rise to formal charges of
Why don't you try it for nitrite ion,
And just to add, that the formal Lewis structure of
The nitrogen atom in