Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 2 Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Study Questions - Page 95b: 33

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The molecular formula of nitric acid is $HNO_3$ Its structural formula is: $\begin{smallmatrix} & & & & O \\ & & & & || \\ H& & & & N \\ & \big\backslash & & \big/ & & \big\backslash\\ & &O & & &&O \end{smallmatrix}$ The geometry is flat around the nitrogen, with oxygen atoms forming a triangle, and the hydrogen is connected to one oxygen in a straight line direction.

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