How many total of NOCl valence electrons?What is lewis structure?What is molecular shape?What is bond angle?Is NOCl polor or non-polar?

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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NOCl is called nitrosyl chloride. First we need to count the total number of valence electrons. We just add the valence electrons of each atoms involved.

N = 5

Cl = 7

O = 6


    18 electrons

Next, we have to assign the central atom; In this case it is N.

Now we have to connect the atoms and form a bond. We can form one N-Cl bond and one N=O bond


  Cl - N = O

Finally, we have to distribute The remaining electrons on Br and N provided that it follows the octet rule. 

    ..    ..    ..

: Cl  - N = O

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NOCl has a geometry of bent. The angle is 120 degrees.