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ClO2: Draw the molecule by placing atoms on a grid and connecting them with bonds. Include all...

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ClO2:

Draw the molecule by placing atoms on a grid and connecting them with bonds.

Include all lone pairs of electrons and nonbonding electrons.

Lewis Dot Structure:

The Lewis dot structures are used to represent the bonding of electrons and the lone pair of electrons between atoms of different molecules. Generally, the dots represent the lone pair of electrons and the lines represent the bonding of electrons.

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Chlorine has 7 valence electrons while each oxygen has 6. This gives a total of 19 valence electrons.

The first step is to draw the valence...

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Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

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Learn to depict molecules and compounds using the Lewis structure. Explore the relationship between the octet rule, valence electron, and the electron dot diagram.


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