Commonly Tested Lewis Structures
We draw Lewis Structures to predict:
-the shape of a molecule.
-the reactivity of a molecule and how it might interact with other molecules.
-the physical properties of a molecule such as boiling point, surface tension, etc.
Drawing the Lewis Structure for NO3- (Nitrate Ion)
Nitrates (salts with NO3-) are frequently used in agriculture as a fertilizer. This is in part to their high solubility in water.
There are 24 valence electrons available for the Lewis structure for NO3-.
Video: Drawing the Lewis Structure for NO3-
It is helpful if you:
- Try to draw the NO3- Lewis structure before watching the video.
- Watch the video and see if you missed any steps or information.