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Ozone lewis structure

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:32 pm
by Ghadir Seder 1G
Why is ozone's lewis structure drawn as one double bond and one single bond? Why is it not two double bonds with the formal charges on the oxygens all equal 0?

Re: Ozone lewis structure

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:51 pm
by Alexa Mugol 3I
If it had two double bonds, then it would violate the octet rule on oxygen since it is 2p and does not have any d orbitals to expand its valence shell. Also keep in mind that the Lewis structure is not an accurate representation since the actual ozone structure exhibits resonance.

Re: Ozone lewis structure

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:33 pm
by Kaitlynn Tran 3F
Ozone would have 18 electrons, so having 2 double bonds (and no lone pairs on the central atom due to the octet rule) would only have 16 electrons.

Re: Ozone lewis structure

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:22 am
by Nicholas_Gladkov_2J
Ghadir Seder 4F wrote:Why is ozone's lewis structure drawn as one double bond and one single bond? Why is it not two double bonds with the formal charges on the oxygens all equal 0?


If you draw ozone with two double bonds, then there isn't the 18 electrons that is needed for the lewis stucture of ozone (3x6 = 18), there are only 16 e-. if you add two e- to any of the oxygens, you violate the octet rule.