hw problem chapter 3 exercise 67b


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hw problem chapter 3 exercise 67b

Postby Steven Garcia 1H » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:08 pm

Why isn't the Lewis Structure for ClO2 shown with its lowest formal charge? The formal charges shown in the manual can be further reduced to all 0.

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Re: hw problem chapter 3 exercise 67b

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:41 pm

There still would be an odd number of electrons around the central chlorine. The structure provided is an example, and your structure could be a valid answer.


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