## hw problem chapter 3 exercise 67b

$FC=V-(L+\frac{S}{2})$

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### hw problem chapter 3 exercise 67b

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

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.