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    Simply a nitrogen atom can form 3 bonds. And with positive net charge it can form 4. Similarly, an oxygen atom can form 2 bonds as it has 6 valence electrons in its atom which allows only 2 bonds to be created with free electrons in last orbit and with negative net charge it can form only 1. How net charges affect bonding ratio of an atom?
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    (Original post by Fatimaltaf)
    Simply a nitrogen atom can form 3 bonds. And with positive net charge it can form 4. Similarly, an oxygen atom can form 2 bonds as it has 6 valence electrons in its atom which allows only 2 bonds to be created with free electrons in last orbit and with negative net charge it can form only 1. How net charges affect bonding ratio of an atom?
    There is no set rule, the charge is not responsible for the extra bond more a byproduct of the bond.
 
 
 
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