In NO{_{3}}^{-} ion, the number of bond pairs and lone pairs of electrons on nitrogen atom are
(i) 2, 2
(ii) 3, 1
(iii) 1, 3
(iv) 4, 0

Answers (1)

The answer is the option (iv) 4, 0

Explanation: N, viz., the central atom of the molecule is surrounded by 2 covalent bonds with 1 oxygen atom and 2 coordinate covalent bonds with 2 oxygen atoms. Therefore, there are 4 bond pairs and no lone pair on the nitrogen atom in NO{_{3}}^{-}

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