Chemical bonding

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    Why is there a single bond between N and O atom in NO2– but double bond between N and O atom in NO2+? Please explain.

  • @anag nitrogen has five valence electrons. hence in first case NO2 has one double bond one single bond and one lone pair.there can't be two double bonds because one electron will be left . but in case of a NO2 + there are only four electrons and hence two double bonds can utilize those for electrons.

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