Problem: What is the bond order for the NO bond in NO 3 – ?A. -1                 B. 1              C. 1.33          D. 2            E. 4

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We’re being asked to determine the bond order of the N–O bond in NO3. We can see that NO3 has three resonance structures shown below:



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What is the bond order for the NO bond in NO 3 – ?

A. -1                 

B. 1              

C. 1.33          

D. 2            

E. 4

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