What is the lewis structure of NO^+?

Jun 2, 2016

${\left[: N \equiv O :\right]}^{+}$

Explanation:

Maximum number of valence electrons $= 8 + 8 = 16 \setminus {e}^{-}$

Available electrons $= 5 + 6 - 1 = 10 \setminus {e}^{-}$

Shared electrons $= \text{ Maximum " - " Available }$

$\text{ "= " "16\ e^(-) " "- " } 10 \setminus {e}^{-} = 6 \setminus {e}^{-}$

Number of bonds =( " Shared " e^-) / 2 = 6/2 =3 \ "bonds"

Electrons to be distributed $= \text{ Available " - " Shared}$

$\text{ " = " " 10 \ e^-" " - " } 6 \setminus {e}^{-}$

$\text{ " = " " 4\ e^-}$

$\text{ } {\left[: N \equiv O :\right]}^{+}$