3 out of 13
The bond between nitrogen and oxygen in NO2 is most likely:
|A||An ionic bond|
|B||A covalent bond|
|C||A hydrogen bond|
|D|| A dipole-dipole interaction|
Ans. B The electronegativity difference between the nitrogen and the oxygen in NO2 is not enough to cause an ionic interaction. Hence, it is not an ionic bond. The correct answer is covalent bond, because the bond is formed by the sharing of electrons between the nitrogen and the oxygen.