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Homework Help: Bond Order / Lewis Structure

  1. Aug 17, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Bond Order of NO-
    Bond Order of NO
    Bond Order of NO+

    2. Relevant equations

    No Equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I determined the Bond order of NO+ to be 3 due to their triple bond and the
    Bond order of NO- to be 1 due to their single bond

    Lewis Structures probably
    I don't Know how to write the Lewis Structure of NO, as the total electrons is 11, and by looking at a diagram on google images :D, i saw that oxygen had a full octet and nitrogen had 5 electrons, and they were connected by a double bond. But this diagram seems so odd??? And any reason why Oxygen has a full octet but not Nitrogen? Any clarification??
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  3. Aug 22, 2011 #2
    Use molecular orbital theory to calculate bonding & non bonding molecular orbital..

    bond order=(no of electrons in bonding molecular orbital)-(no of electrons in non bonding molecular orbital)/2
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