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Write the Lewis structure for nitric acid (HNO3) in which the three O atoms are bonded to the central N atom and the ionizable H atom is bonded to one of the O atoms


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  • In the solution I saw H is on the right side of one of the Oxygen atoms, but how do we know it is on the right instead of say the bottom Oxygen atom or left oxygen atom? Thank you! August commented 5 months ago
  • Hey there! It depends on the orientation of the molecule. For HNO3, the H can either be in the left or right side, just keep in mind that the negatively charged O is single bonded while O with H is neutral. Reyn commented 5 months ago