Determine the molecular formula of nitrite ion and calculate for the total # of valence electrons
Nitrite has a molecular formula of NO2-. Calculating for the valence electrons:
In the nitrite ion, how many total valence electrons are used for all three atoms? HINT: nitrite ion, not nitrate ion.
a. 16 valence electrons are used
b. 26 valence electrons are used
c. 18 valence electrons are used
d. 25 valence electrons are used
e. 17 valence electrons are used
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