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What is the correct formula for nitrogen oxide?

This question is part of Chemistry Regents Prep #1
Asked by Esthomas, Last updated: Nov 22, 2020

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J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich

J. Emmerich
J. Emmerich, Web Content Writer, New York City

Answered Jul 30, 2018

The answer to this question is Nv2O. The generic term for Nitrogen Oxide is actually NOx. This is known to be somewhat hazardous to the health because it can change into Nitrogen Dioxide which is known to cause acid rain and smog. There are different reasons why Nitrogen Oxide forms.

The pollution coming from cars is just one example. There is also pollution coming from various factories. There are some people who are trying their best to reduce the production of nitrogen oxide but this is not always easy because of all the things that people consider to be their “needs” in this world.

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John Smith

John Smith

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Answered May 02, 2017

Nv2O

The oxidation number for Oxygen (O) is -2 and the oxidation number for Nitrogen (1) is +1. Since this is a compound, the oxidation numbers of the atoms in the compound must equal zero. In Nv2O, note how N (2)(+1) or a +2 charge will cancel out the -2 charge of one oxygen ion.

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