Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - 8-5 Exceptions to the Octet Rule - Case Study - Questions: 1

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18 valence electrons: $\begin{smallmatrix} H&-&\ddot{O}&-&\ddot{N}&=&\ddot{O}\\ &&\ddot{}&&&&\ddot{} \end{smallmatrix}$ No ressonance structure possible. All atoms have 0 formal charge since their number of bonds is equal to the number of electrons required for the octect.
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