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Nitric Acid formation from NO2 and OH

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abspqizax
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Dec22-11, 01:07 AM
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In Acid Rain caused by car emissions, how does NO2 and OH from water chemically bond to form HNO3 (Nitric Acid)?

From the subatomic and a skeletal formula perspectives, please. Does one covalent bond overpower another? How does the formula rearrange itself step by step?
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ajkoer
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Jan19-12, 05:02 PM
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The reaction of NO2 and water:

2 NO2 + H2O <----> HNO2 + HNO3


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