Asked Oct 8, 2019

Draw a Lewis structure for CO32- in which all atoms obey the octet rule.

Do not draw double bonds to oxygen unless they are needed in order for the central atom to obey the octet rule. Do not show ion charges in your drawing.





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Step 1

The Lewis structure or molecular skeleton is also known as electron dot structure. It is the complete representation of a molecule which shows all bonded atoms with their chemical bonds and lone pairs if any present on them.

Step 2

In Lewis structures, all atoms are represented by their atomic symbols and chemical bonds by lines. The lone pairs or extra electrons on atoms must be represented as cross or dots.

Step 3

To draw the Lewis structure or molecular skeleton, count total number of valence electro...

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