How many nitrogen atoms are in each formula unit of lead(II) nitrite #Pb(NO_2)_2#?

1 Answer
Sep 27, 2016

Answer:

Why #2# nitrogen atoms.

Explanation:

We have the one formula unit of #"lead nitrite, " Pb(NO_2)_2#. This is one lead atom, 2 nitrogen atoms, and 4 oxygen atoms. The bracketed part of the formula is expanded out on multiplication.

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