Problem: With what neutral homonuclear diatomic molecules are the NO+ and NO- ions isoelectronic (same number of electrons)?

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We are asked to identify the neutral homonuclear diatomic molecules are the NO+ and NO- ions isoelectronic (same number of electrons)


NO

N → 7 e-

O → 8 e-

= 15 e


A) NO+

15 e- 1 e= 14  e


B) NO-

15 e+ 1 e= 16 e


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With what neutral homonuclear diatomic molecules are the NO+ and NO- ions isoelectronic (same number of electrons)?

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