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Draw the lewis structure 

CO32-

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Step 1

Determine the arrangement of atoms:

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o c o-

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Carbon is in group 4A with 4 valence electrons. oxygen is in group 6A with six valence electrons. determine the total valence electrons in

CO3 2- as follows:

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Total valence electrons=1xC(4A)+3×0(6A)+2ej =1x4e¯+3×6e¯+2e¯ = 24e

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six electrons used in the bond formation and eighteen electrons are available. represent the eight electrons as four loan pairs on each of the oxygen atoms. However, the octet of carbon at...

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