Problem: In Chapter 15 we shall learn how the nitronium ion, NO  2+, forms when concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids are mixed. (a) Write a Lewis structure for the nitronium ion.  (b) What geometry does VSEPR theory predict for the NO2+ ion? (c) Give a species that has the same number of electrons as NO2+

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In Chapter 15 we shall learn how the nitronium ion, NO  2+, forms when concentrated nitric and sulfuric acids are mixed.

(a) Write a Lewis structure for the nitronium ion. 

(b) What geometry does VSEPR theory predict for the NO2+ ion?

(c) Give a species that has the same number of electrons as NO2+

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