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trong>Exercise 12.3 Ozone is a very important constituent of the atmosphere. At upper levels it protects us by absorbing high-energy radiation from the sun. Near the earth's surface it produces harmful air pollution. Write the Lewis structure for ozone, O 3 .

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The Lewis structure for ozone, O3 is to be drawn.

Concept Introduction:

The solid line in Lewis structures indicates the connectivity between atoms. Each dot around an atom represents electrons. If there are seven dots, it shows that seven electrons are present. In Lewis symbol, the elements and valence electrons are represented by their symbol and dots respectively.

Explanation

The steps to draw Lewis structure for O3 are shown below.

STEP 1: The electronic configuration of oxygen is [He]2s22p4. It indicates that valence shell of oxygen has 6 electrons.

STEP 2: Three oxygen atoms are present in ozone due to which the valence electrons in ozone are 18. It is calculated as shown below.

ValenceelectronsinO3=n×ValenceelectroninO (1)

Where,

  • n is the number of atoms

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