BrO- Lewis Structure

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BrO- Lewis Structure

Postby ZachMoore1C » Sun May 13, 2018 3:59 pm

I just can't figure out how to do the Lewis Structure for BrO-, can someone explain please

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Re: BrO- Lewis Structure

Postby Isabel Jabara 1C » Sun May 13, 2018 4:08 pm

Br has 7 valence electrons and O has 6. 7+6=13, add 1 because of the (-) so your total is 14 valence electrons. Br and O share a pair of electrons, so there are 2 dots between Br and O. then there are 2 more dots on each side of Br and O so that the total is 14 dots. Then you put brackets around the whole thing with a negative sign to show it is negative.

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Re: BrO- Lewis Structure

Postby Salena Chowdri 1I » Sun May 13, 2018 5:10 pm

Hypobromite ion would have one covalent bond between the Br and O atoms. Both atoms would have complete octets but the oxygen atom would have a -1 charge due to an extra electron.

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