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ClO^-_2 Draw the molecule by placing atoms on the grid and connecting them with bonds. Include...

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ClO^-_2

Draw the molecule by placing atoms on the grid and connecting them with bonds. Include all lone pairs of electrons and nonbonding electrons. Show the formal charges of all atoms in the correct structure.

Molecular Structure:

The representation of molecules in space defining the bond pairs and the lone pair of electrons is called the Lewis structure or the molecular structure of a molecule. It gives us a clear view about the charge on an atom, the number of bond pairs and the number of non-bonding pairs of electrons on the element.

Answer and Explanation:

The given molecule is {eq}ClO_2^{-} {/eq}:

One oxygen atom has a negative charge and the other elements are neutral in nature.

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Lewis Structures: Single, Double & Triple Bonds

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