Lewis dot structures – Electron dot structure of nitrite NO2-

Lewis dot structures of nitrite NO2│Electron dot structure of nitrite NO2

A simple method for writing Lewis Electron Dot Structures (Dot Electron Structures) was given in a previous article entitled “Lewis Structures and the Octet Rule”.  Several worked examples relevant to this procedure were given in previous posts please see the Sitemap – Table of Contents (Lewis Electron Dot Structures).

Draw Lewis structures of NO2– step by step:

Draw Lewis structures nitrate ion
2.Total valence electron is 5+6+6-(-1) = 18
Connect the NO2- atoms with single bonds nitrite ion
3.Connect the atoms with single bonds.
4.P=6n+2 -V =6×3 +2 -17 = 20-18 = 2 ; 2 electron which must be shared through pi bonding and unshared i.e; Therefore, there is 1 double bond.
5.Distribution of other electron
6. Complete the octet shells
7. Calculare the formal charege….
The lone electron is placed on the N atom which is more electropositive than O and can accommodate better a positive charge
Plausible Lewis Resonance Structures of NO2- nitrite ion
Fig. 2 : Plausible Lewis Resonance Dot Structures of NO2– nitrite ion
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  1. This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Environmental Protection Agency document: “Nitrogen dioxide“. United States Environmental Protection Agency. Feb 23, 2016
  2. G.N. Lewis, J.A.C.S, 38, 762-785, (1916)

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