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The same concept holds true for nitric acid and, in this case, the charge is evenly distributed among the 3 oxygen atoms in the nitrate anion. This makes the negative charge less available for the reverse reaction
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Unformatted text preview: and helps explain why nitric acid is a fairly strong acid. The bond order for the nitrogen-oxygen bonds in the nitrate anion is 1.33....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Fall '09 term at City College of San Francisco.

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