Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 8 - Covalent Bonding - 8.2 The Nature of Covalent Bonding - Sample Problem 8.2: 9

Answer

Remember the hydroxide ion has 1 extra electric charge on oxygen, so now it has a total of 7 electrons. By sharing an electron with hydrogen, each atom can have a full octet.

Work Step by Step

Remember the hydroxide ion has 1 extra electric charge on oxygen, so now it has a total of 7 electrons. By sharing an electron with hydrogen, each atom can have a full octet.
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