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korosh23
 one year ago
Chemistry question!
korosh23
 one year ago
Chemistry question!

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korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1As we know Nitrogen has a combining capacity of 3

korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then why does it form 4 bonds with oxygen in this example NO3

korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1434304270088:dw

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Wait i just realised im not sure I understand your question is the molecule NO3 3 or NO 3?

korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I am sorry, that has to be NO3 My bad.

korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1434304751816:dw

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1The nitrogen forms 4 bonds with the Oxygens to fullfill the octet necessary for each atom to be stable in this configuration.

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1if you are wondering how the negative charge comes about i can somewhat explain that

korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1but Nitrogen has a combining capacity of 3 meaning that it cannot have more than 4 bonds?

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Ya nitrogen could not have more than 4 bonds. Nitrogen can not expand its octet i believe only elements after Neon can expand there octet.

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Or specifically only elements that have a atomic number higher than 10 can expand there octet. If i remember correctly.

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1So yea Nitrogen is limited to 4 bonds which would have Nitrogen sharing 8 electrons with its surrounding atoms.

korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1No, nitrogen should be limited to 3 bonds, since combining capacity means the maximum number of bonds it can form. Do you mean Nitrogen is an exception?

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1dw:1434312634630:dw

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Then the Nitrogen completes its octet and each oxygen completes its Octet

sweetburger
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1I dont really know what this number of bond limits your talking about is. I know what is important and it is that each element has a full 8 valence electrons in the ion.

korosh23
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1Yes you are right. Combining capacity is the number of electron an element needs to become stable. It is not related to this topic. I got it. Thanks.
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