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For part C of question number 57 you have to write the lewis structure for a perchlorate ion. My question is why can't the chlorine atom form four double bonds with all of the oxygens so that the oxygens all have a zero formal charge?
You may want to reference this website, it explains it pretty well.
Could someone please explain to me how we know that we are supposed to use oxygen for this problem? Am I missing something in the question where it says to use oxygen, or is it because it's a certain type of ion?
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