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Problem: Based on Lewis structures, predict the ordering, from shortest to longest, of N - O bond lengths in NO+, NO2-, and NO3-.

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The bond length between two atoms can be approximated using the atomic size and number of bonds formed between the atoms.

The bigger the atomic size, the greater the distance between the two nuclei. This means the bond length is longer.

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Based on Lewis structures, predict the ordering, from shortest to longest, of N - O bond lengths in NO+, NO2-, and NO3-.

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