What is the Lewis structure for #No_3^+#?

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Jun 2, 2016

Answer:

I assume you mean nitrate ion, #NO_3^-#.

Explanation:

Nitrate ion has #5+3xx6+1=24*"electrons"# to distribute over 4 centres. Three of the atoms have formal net charges, 2 negative, and a positive, quaternized nitrogen. The formal charge of the ion is #-1#.

#""^+N(=O)(-O)_2^(-)#

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