An atmospheric reservoir species....?
An atmospheric reservoir species is a molecule that is rather unreactive, but which contains elements that can be converted to reactive forms. For example, chlorine nitrate, ClONO2, is a reservoir species for both chlorine and nitrogen dioxide. In fact, most of the chlorine in the atmosphere is usually bound up in chlorine nitrate as a result of the reaction of ClO and NO2.
a) Write a balanced equation for this reaction.
b) Draw Lewis electron structures for each species in the reaction. What difficulty is associated with the structure of the reactants? How does this affect the reactivity of the compound?
c) Draw the Lewis electron structure to describe this reaction.
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