What is the covalent compound formula for Nitric Acid?

1 Answer
Jan 13, 2017

Answer:

It would be #NO_2OH#

Explanation:

Imagine the #N# with 5 valencies, in the centre. Four of those are taken by two double-bonded #O#, and the fifth is taken by an #OH#

In a watery environment, the #H# is quickly 'donated' to a water molecule in the form of an #H^+# to form the hydronium or acid ion #H_3O^+#, leving the #NO_3^-# ion.