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I understand that the CO bond is a triple bond, but I was curious why the Lewis structure can't be written as a double bond? I was able to write it as a double bond with no charges on either atom. Nonetheless, the CO triple bond lewis structure is preferred although it results in charges of +1 and -1 on the atoms. Why is this?
If C and O were double bonded, the FC of C would be -2 and the FC of O would be 0, adding up to a total charge of -2. When C and O are triple bonded however, the FC of C is -1 and the FC of O is 1, which add up to a charge of 0, which is a more stable structure.
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