## Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

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# Chapter 8 Bonding and Molecular Structure - Study Questions - Page 337d: 67

#### Answer

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#### Work Step by Step

$B.O.=N.\ Shared\ pairs\div N.\ links$ $NO_2^+$: $4/2=2$ $NO_2^-$: $3/2=1.5$ Since bond length decreases with bond order, the 110 pm is from $NO_2^+$ and the 124 pm is from $NO_2^-$.

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