VSEPR shape of NO2

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How to find the shape of NO2 using VSEPR theory?

Step 1: Uselewis structure guidelines to draw the lewis structure of NO2.
NO2 lewis structure

Step2: Apply VSEPR notation, A X E
A=Number of central atoms
X=Number of surrounding atoms
E= Number of lone pairs on central atom

For the above molecule VSEPR notation will be AX2E1

Step 3: Use VSEPR table to find the shape. AX2E has angular/bent shape. So the shape of NO2 molecule is angular/bentl.
Download a copy of VSEPR shapes table here

Bond angle in NO2

Bond angle in NO2 molecule is 134.3º due to repulsive force of lone electron on nitrogen.The representation is shown below.
angular shape NO2
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