### HW Question 2C5

Posted:

**Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:43 pm**For a, draw the Lewis structure of (a) chlorine monoxide, ClO

I drew the molecule as

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O=Cl .

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Why isn't this correct?

The correct answer according to the answer key is

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:O - Cl .

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but I don't understand how this is correct, because the formal charges are not 0 for this answer, but are 0 in my answer.

I drew the molecule as

.. ..

O=Cl .

.. ..

Why isn't this correct?

The correct answer according to the answer key is

.. ..

:O - Cl .

.. ..

but I don't understand how this is correct, because the formal charges are not 0 for this answer, but are 0 in my answer.